Keeping Older People and Vulnerable Adults safe from Doorstep Crime - 21st October 2013
Monday, 21 October 2013 from 10:00 to 14:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Keeping Older People and Vulnerable Adults
safe from Doorstep Crime Workshop
Doorstep Crime is the name given to an offence committed at the door, in the garden and via the post by conmen. Rogue traders, distraction burglary and scam mail are all forms of doorstep crime. The elderly and other vulnerable adults are faced with aggressive tactics and convincing stories by people posing as officials, tradesmen or as needing help, and who want to trick them into letting them into their homes to commit crimes.
Community Impact Bucks is facilitating a pilot project (funded by The Big Lottery and Bucks County Council) with events across the county in partnership with colleagues from Thames Valley Police and Trading Standards who will deliver the workshop to:
- Professionals (e.g. Social Workers, Health Care Workers, Community Practice Workers, Doctors, District Nurses)
- Carers (e.g. Day Care Centres, Domiciliary Care Providers)
- Statutory and voluntary organisations/groups (e.g. Befriending Services, Meals on Wheels, Community Car Schemes. Home Library Services, Community Laundry Services, Family Carer Support) who directly support vulnerable adults and elderly people at home
This workshop will raise awareness amongst delegates enabling them to support the people in their care and reduce the risk of older and vulnerable people becoming victims as well as being able to recognise the signs when someone in their care is already a victim of doorstep crime.
Here is a link to a Doorstep Crime Poster - please display and/or forward to individuals or organisations who may benefit from attending this workshop.
For any futher information please contact Jenny on 01844 348820 or firstname.lastname@example.org