Active Plus

9 October 2017 Posted by

The East Cornwall CPO has attended the Active Plus Communities Project with Police Training Staff and local police community support officers (PCSO) delivering to interactive information sessions to groups of older people in St Blazey, Launceston, Bodmin, Newquay, Liskeard and St Austell delivering Crime Prevention, Cold Caller and Scams awareness. These sessions have reached more than 55 people, all aged over 50, who have been brought together through the Big Lottery funded Active Plus Communities Project. In addition to becoming more informed, many participants have made practical changes to improve their home security.  One 93 year-old was helped to make those changes by the Poppy Calls Handy Man service.  The aim of Active Plus Communities is to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older people through greater connections and involvement in their communities. Helping them to feel informed and safe is a key part of achieving those aims.  The Active Plus Communities Team also works with the Fire and Rescue Service and delivers First Aid awareness and CPR as part of the activities for the groups.

Quotes from Participants:

‘I now feel safer in my own home after the presentation’

‘Crime Prevention-Excellent day’

‘Very informative and thoroughly enjoyed’

About the Author

Simon, Research & Information Officer, Amethyst, Community Safety Team

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