SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit – Headley Park Neighbourhood Watch Group
Monday 18th March2019, has seen SCLT volunteer Ashley Jones joining an enthusiastic audience of 20+ attendees at the monthly meeting of the Headley Park Neighbourhood Watch Group at the Headley Park Primary School.
The Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the United Kingdom is a partnership intended to bring people together to make their communities safer. It involves the police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary organisations and individuals and families who ostensibly want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the police and by fostering a community spirit.
SCLT volunteer Ash Jones, used his visit to deliver a fully illustrated elder safety slideshow, which had a specific focus upon avoiding the dangers of financial exploitation of the elder community through the many scams and frauds that can now be encountered on a daily basis via the phone, email, letters and even at the doorstep.
At the conclusion of his visit, Ash commented, “The ladies of the group have been a very engaging and attentive audience and asked many thought-provoking questions about staying safe from scams & frauds. It was a pleasure to present our talk on this subject to such a committed audience and have the opportunity of sharing some ideas and thoughts that may keep many people a little safer in the future. ”
Every member of the audience received a personal copy of the award-winning Senior Siren magazine – the quarterly publication of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team, which offers crime prevention advice and a host of other lifestyle information for seniors and those who support elder family members
Public Presentation Team Visit - Headley Park Neighbourhood Watch Group