Older people can become targets of criminals and those who have accrued savings and live alone could become vulnerable to crime.
In order to reach our growing population of older residents, we are seeking the help of caring local people who have regular contact with older residents. As many older people do not have access to online sources of information, we ask people to share information and advice with our older residents.
Senior Watch operates like Neighbourhood Watch, informing members via email about current crime and safety risks impacting on our older residents, with helpful preventative advice. We also work with partner agencies to inform members about local support services for older residents.
As well as welcoming local senior residents, we would also like to involve any other residents who have older neighbours or relatives, or who care for an elderly person in a personal or professional capacity.
We are asking for your support in helping to protect our older residents by agreeing to receive Senior Watch email messages from your local policing team, containing information for you to pass onto older residents.
For more information, or to join, please contact our Watch Liaison Team via email or telephone the police non-emergency number, 101, and ask to speak to the Watch Liaison Officers.