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Hampshire Bobby Scheme

About the Bobby Scheme

The Bobby scheme is a practical service providing home security, long-life smoke alarms and peace of mind for needy, elderly and vulnerable victims of burglary.

Burglary can be a devastating experience, causing turmoil, depression and some-times resulting in stress-related illness. For those living alone it may undermine their confidence to continue living independently.

Download our Annual Report 2013.

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How the Scheme Works

The Bobby Scheme operates throughout Hampshire (including Southampton and Portsmouth) and takes client referrals from a wide range of agencies. At the earliest opportunity, a visit from one of our trained fitters is arranged and he carries out a full crime-prevention survey, fitting appropriate locks, spy-holes, door chains and, where practical, making good the damage caused on entry by the burglar. The Bobby Fitters are uniformed and carry ID cards to reassure our clients and the service is free of charge.

We also fit ‘Key Safes’ but usually seek a £30 donation.

The Fitter spends time with each victim, giving both general reassurance to help them come to terms with the experience and also specific crime-prevention advice to improve the safety of their homes.

Please note that we do not carry out electrical work, installation of CCTV, glazing, or other repairs.

Referrals

Referrals are usually made via one of a number of agencies, or by contacting the Bobby Scheme directly. Referrals can now be made online, using the online referral form.

The Bobby Scheme can be contacted using bobby@bluelamptrust.org.uk or by telephoning 0300 777 0157

Bobby Scheme's Growing Success

The Bobby Scheme launches in the Isle of Wight on the 1st of August!

Read all about it on our news page.

Over the last 12 months we have carried out Home Safety and Security Surveys and associated works at over 1700 homes in Hampshire, Portsmouth & Southampton. Over the next year we aim to do even better.

For more information about how the Bobby Scheme works, check out this two-part article in the Daily Echo.

Benefits Of The Scheme

Not only does the Bobby Scheme bring peace of mind and help reduce the fear of crime but it also has a substantial effect in reducing repeat victimisation.

Our aim is to restore victims' confidence and enable them to carry on living independently and to restore a sense of security within their own home.

Mrs P Liphook

My daughter and I are very grateful for the practical advice, hands on help and giving me renewed confidence in living alone.

Support the Bobby Scheme

Download the following PDF form to send a donation to the Bobby Scheme by post rather than an online payment

Hampshire County Council Southampton City Council Portsmouth City Council Isle of Wight Council
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Hampshire Constabulary Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service