The Bobby Scheme brings peace of mind and helps reduce the fear of crime to the vulnerable and elderly. Burglary and domestic abuse can be a devastating experience, causing turmoil, depression and stress related illness. Our aim is to ensure confidence and enable people to carry on living independently and to maintain a sense of security within their own home.
To make a referral or book a visit from one of our staff
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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, items such as:
- Door Chains
- Smoke Alarms
The Fitters are uniformed, police vetted and carry ID cards to reassure our clients.
We offer the supply and fit of the Supra C500 Key Safe. This is a ACPO Police Approved Key Safe, available for a donation of £75 (including supply and fit)
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**
- 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 via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 777 0157.
Alternately, if you work for an organisation using Criminal Justice Secure Mail (CJSM), you can contact us via email@example.com
* To ensure the safety of our Fitter attending the property and that of the client, if you are making a referral for a visit due to domestic abuse the referrer will need to be present for the duration of appointment.
** There will need to be a second person present for any visits carried out to clients suffering with mental health issues.
The purpose of the Bobby Scheme is to promote and enhance community safety in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. As part of this, our Fitters regularly give talks to local and social groups.
As well as raising awareness of the Bobby Scheme, these talks provide practical advice regarding home security and safety, including examples of the types of hardware that can be installed to make a home more secure.
If you would like a Fitter to visit your group, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 777 0157.
Burglary and Fire Prevention Tips
In collaboration with Hampshire Constabulary and Hampshire Fire and Rescue we have produced a booklet with advice about how to protect your home against crime and fire. Download it here.
The Hampshire Police website has lots of advice about how to protect yourself against different types of crime.
Visit their website here.
The Hampshire Fire and Rescue website has Keeping Safe tips you help you at home. Find out more on their website here.