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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.

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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 £35 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

The Bobby e mail account now has access to the secure Criminal Justice Secure eMail system. This is only available to organisations who use CJSM otherwise our normal address must be used. The secure e mail address for the Bobby Scheme is bobby@bluelamptrust.org.uk.cjsm.net

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

Bobby Scheme Sponsors

Alison Jones Community Affairs Advisor, ExxonMobil

"The ExxonMobil Fawley site is proud to be working with the Blue Lamp Trust to support the very important work of the Bobby Scheme here in West Hampshire. This is a great opportunity for us, as a business, to show our support for the local communities, supporting the elderly and vulnerable, helping reduce crime and reducing the risk of house fires."

Exxon Mobil Corporation is the world's leading publicly-owned energy company and it, or its affiliated companies, operates facilities or markets products in most of the world's countries. It is the parent company of the Esso, Mobil and ExxonMobil companies that operate in the United Kingdom.

ExxonMobil has supplied the UK market with gas for over 30 years and is responsible for approximately 5 per cent of the UK's total oil and gas production. They have an interest in nearly 40 producing offshore fields. They operate the largest refinery in the UK, serve around 800,000 retail customers every day and produce world-leading motor oils. ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the country's top 10 chemical companies in terms of turnover.

Graeme Hobbs Chairman, Motorola Solutions UK Ltd.

"The Blue Lamp Trust Bobby Scheme helps to ensure that those living alone can continue to live in a safe environment following a burglary. Motorola Solutions is delighted to be supporting this scheme which enables many people to live independently and recover quickly from the knock-on effects of crime. The Bobby Scheme's trained fitters do much more than fit new locks and fit or check smoke alarm; they also offer guidance and reassurance helping vulnerable people to stay safe and feel safe in their own homes."

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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 South Central Ambulance Service