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Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Bobby Scheme

About the Bobby Scheme

The Bobby Scheme is a practical service providing FREE home security, long-life smoke alarms and peace of mind for the vulnerable and elderly within Hampshire.

Over the last 12 months, our trained fitters have helped to improve safety at over 2400 homes.

How the Scheme Works

The Bobby Scheme operates throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (including Southampton and Portsmouth) and takes client referrals from a wide range of agencies and members of the public.

At the earliest opportunity, a visit from one of our trained fitters is arranged. They carry out a full crime-prevention survey, fitting as appropriate:

  • Locks
  • Spy-Holes
  • Door Chains
  • Smoke Alarms

The Bobby Fitters are uniformed, police vetted and carry ID cards to reassure our clients.

The Blue Lamp Trust are happy to be able to offer the supply and fit of two Key Safe options;

  • The Supra C500 Key Safe is a ACPO Police Approved Key Safe, available for a donation £75.00 (including supply and fitting)
  • The Permeant Key Safe is a cost effective option, available for a donation of £40.00 (including supply and fitting)

The Fitter spends time with each client, giving both general reassurance and 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.

Our Guide to Reducing Burglaries and Fire Safety in your Home


Referrals can be made on behalf of anyone who meets our criteria, including people who are:

  • Vulnerable due to age (over 65)
  • Vulnerable due to circumstance
  • Disabled
  • Victim of burglary
  • Repeat victim of crime
  • Victim of domestic abuse

If you are a general member of the public and unsure if somebody meets our referral criteria, please contact our team by writing to or phoning 0300 777 0157.

Alternately, if you work for an organisation using Criminal Justice Secure Mail (CJSM), you should instead write to

Bobby Visit Video

Watch this short video to see what our Fitters do on a Bobby Visit

Fitters Talks

Our fitters are happy to attend social group meetings to give talks to people who may benefit from our services. They will give advice regarding home security and safety and give an overview of our services and show examples of the fittings that can be installed to help make a home more safe and secure.

To arrange a fitter to attend your group meeting, please contact the team by writing to or by phoning 0300 777 0157.

Benefits of the Bobby Scheme

Burglary and domestic abuse can be a devastating experience, causing turmoil, depression and sometimes resulting in stress related illness.

For those living alone, burglary may undermine their confidence to continue living independently.

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 withing 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.

Donate to the Bobby Scheme

Since 2010 our Bobby Fitters have made over 13,500 visits to improve the safety and security of Hampshire homes – all absolutely free of charge?

To help us continue to offer this service, we would be grateful if you would consider making a donation to the Bobby Scheme.

Your money will help the Bobby Scheme to remain free-to-use, as well as allowing us to continue providing reassurance and peace of mind to other elderly and vulnerable people across Hampshire, many of whom have been the victims of crime or domestic abuse.

Yes, I would like to donate and help keep the Bobby Scheme running

Hampshire Police Keyholder Scheme

For many years Hampshire Constabulary has provided a service to ensure peace of mind to both businesses and domestic residents by recording keyholder details. A new and improved service has been developed and we are inviting new or existing record holders to subscribe. Where you or your keyholders are able to assist, the scheme will save time and inconvenience, and may reduce damage to your property. The scheme enables the building to be accessed and secured by a keyholder, avoiding further loss, cost or injury. From every subscription received a donation is made to the Blue Lamp Trust Bobby Scheme.

Useful Links

Check out Hampshire Police's Summer Safety Advice

Help reduce the risk of burglary with the Blue Lamp Trust Safety Booklet

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."

We help firefighters see around buildings and police officers see around street corners. We make supply chains visible to retailers and entire power grids visible to utility workers. We provide the situational awareness first responders need when a moment brings catastrophe. And we help companies deliver shipments at the moment they're promised.

We do this by connecting them to seamless communication networks, applications and services, by providing them with real-time information, and by arming them with intuitive, nearly indestructible handheld devices.

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