Revival have joined forces with neighbourhood police teams to help make homes in Stoke-on-Trent South safer and less of a target for criminals.
Our team will be visiting homes that Longton based PCSOs have identified as vulnerable to install items such as window alarms and door chains, as well as giving out property marking kits.
Named, Stoke South VIPs (Valued Independent People), residents will also be told of any scams and frauds the police are aware of, that they might be targeted by. The scheme hopes to make the elderly, disabled and people suffering with poor mental health and dementia, feel safer in their own homes, as well as reassure their families.
The funding for the project has been granted by Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, from the Proceeds of Crime Fund. This fund is made up of cash seized from criminals and then used to help the community instead.
Speaking about the project, Matthew Ellis said: “Making homes, and the people who live in them, safer and less of a target to criminals is important.
“This scheme will make a big difference to the most potentially vulnerable people in the community, offering not only crime prevention advice, but also reassurance to their families.”
Julie Russell, Support and Wellbeing Manager at Revival, said “This project has been used successfully in Stoke South in recent years, bringing significant benefits for vulnerable people and their families.
“We are really pleased to be delivering this service again and know it will make a huge difference to local people, helping them to feel safer in their homes.”
To find out more about the proceeds of crime fund visit https://www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk/proceeds-crime-fund/