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

I have been volunteering with victim support for 4 years now. The BLT [Blue Lamp Trust Bobby Scheme] have provided a professional, friendly service and have helped keep many client’s safe.

I have had excellent feedback from all my clients who were referred to BLT. Client’s say that BLT workers are helpful and do a lot of excellent work on their security as well as giving advice about security.

I just wanted to thank you for your invaluable service, please pass this on to the workers

LR

Victim Support Volunteer

View a Bobby Scheme visit

Fitter Visits

Fitters visit clients across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight providing FREE home security, long-life smoke alarms, advice and peace of mind for the vulnerable and elderly.

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:

  • Locks for doors and windows
  • Spy-Holes
  • Door Chains
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Letterbox security

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

Please note that we do not provide a handy person service, carry out electrical work, or supply and fit CCTV.

Key Safes

We offer the supply and fit of the Supra C500 Pro KeySafe, an ACPO Police Accredited Key Safe.  The cost to supply and fit is £55 inc. VAT.

Key safes fitted by the Trust carry a 5 year warranty against faulty operation of the safe or installation by the Trust.

Ring Doorbells

We offer the supply and fit of the Ring 2nd generation wireless video doorbell.  The cost to supply and fit is £90 inc. VAT.

This is fitted by the Trust and has a 1 year warranty against faulty operation or installation by the Trust. More information about our Ring doorbells can be found in our FAQ’s

Referrals

Referrals can be made on behalf of adults who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Over 60 years old
  • Vulnerable due to circumstance**
  • Disabled
  • Victim of burglary
  • Repeat victim of crime
  • Victim of domestic abuse *

Please note that we can only visit homes within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Some counties operate similar schemes to ours:

Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

Dorset Bobby Van

If you are a member of the public and unsure if somebody meets our referral criteria, please contact our team via bobby@bluelamptrust.org.uk or call 0300 777 0157.

Alternately, if you work for an organisation using Criminal Justice Secure Mail (CJSM), you can contact us via bobby@bluelamptrust.org.uk

* To ensure the safety of our Fitter attending the property and that of the client, we may request police support at the appointment.

** There will need to be a second person present for any visits carried out to clients suffering with mental health issues.

Fitter Talks

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 bobby@bluelamptrust.org.uk or call 0300 777 0157

Burglary and Fire Prevention Tips

In collaboration with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary and Hampshire & Isle of Wight 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 & Isle of Wight Police website has lots of advice about how to protect yourself against different types of crime.
Visit their website here.

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue website has Keeping Safe tips you help you at home. Find out more on their website here.

If you think you or someone you know may benefit from a Bobby Scheme visit, please view the criteria and make a referral here.

To help us continue to offer this service, we would be grateful if you would consider making a donation to or sponsoring 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 and the Isle of Wight, many of whom have been the victims of crime or domestic abuse.
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