Protecting the elderly and vulnerable in Wiltshire and Swindon since 1998.
Working in partnerships with the Wiltshire Police to provide a free home security and online safety service for over 60s and 18+ with a registered disability throughout Wiltshire. We fund three Bobby Vans that provide mobile workshops for Security Operators. Operators are skilled carpenter/lock fitters, skills and their vital work would not be possible without funding by the WBVT. The operators are also Home Office trained Crime Reduction Officers, Fire Risk Assessors, and are well versed in giving support to victims. Our Stay Safe Online team are all police trained volunteers.Why the community needs us
Without our help these people would not have the financial means to secure their properties and would remain open to repeat victimisation. Since 1998 we have secured in excess of 20,000 homes across the county. We are, therefore, instrumental in keeping our communities safer. Our Stay Safe Online volunteer team provide an additional service advising and educating over 60s and 18+ with a registered disability how to navigate the internet safely either through home visits or at group talks.Our impact on the community
The elderly are amongst the most vulnerable in our society. Our Security Operators do more than just secure their homes; they talk to them about distraction burglary, one of the most common crimes against the elderly, and personal security. The home is the one safe place our clients have, the level of confidence a vulnerable person may feel once this has been violated is life changing and severely detrimental to their well-being and health - our service can prevent the severity of these affects.
Volunteers are needed for fundraising, as well as on the operational side giving talks on home and personal security and helping the operators install home security hardware.
Full training will be given.