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Project information

Doorstep Crime Awareness Clinics

Helping to keep older & vulnerable people safe! These days, not everyone who calls at our doors may be a genuine caller.
They come in all shapes & sizes. Men, women, even Children. They can pretend to be ‘officials’ charity workers, tradespeople, property repairers & such

January 2018 - March 2018

Charity information: OWL Cymru (Building Community Resilience)

OWL Cymru (Building Community Resilience) logo
  • Need


    Keeping Older and vulnerable people safe !

    Too often, older people don’t tell about doorstep crime because they feel foolish or ashamed that they have been conned. They do not want relatives, friends, even neighbours to know, because they think they may lose their independence. Sometimes they are not even sure an actual crime has been committed or they are afraid that they will come back. As people are living longer & independently, we hear from many who are being targeted by cold callers


    Raising awareness and informing people how they can prevent themselves becoming a victim of doorstep crime doing this be delivering a series of Doorstep Crime Prevention Clinics to include rural and urban neighbourhoods.
    Delivery of the events will help prevent people falling prey to these types of crime and will increase safety and wellbeing of our older and vulnerable residents.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raising awareness to inform people of how cold callers target people & how they can prevent this


    » Trained team will visit older people's groups to access their vulnerability and change this to help stop them from being a victim on their doorstep
    » Trained team will be available to people who want to have a one to one session with a member of the team
    » Raising the profile of what doorstep crime is as well as scams by telephone, email, mail & cold callers at the door
    » Involve young people raising awareness to them and their grandparents, so they can help in the battle against doorstep crime,

    What success will look like

    Using our networks to inform members through OWL Cymru and our social media & website & Crimewatch News

    Aim 2

    Increase network of good neighbouring


    » developing neighbourhoods to be part of the our networks around where older people live & encouraging people to set up a neighbourhood watch schem

    What success will look like

    Using our networks to inform members through OWL Cymru and our social media & website & Crimewatch news

  • Impact


    crime reduction of doorstep incidents and keeping older people supported and protected


    lack of resources to help us in this mission to protect and support safety of older people


    Update on completion

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £11,550

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,975 Doorstep Crime equipment provision of specific crime prevention equipment to increase doorstep safety
      £6,250 Doorstep Crime Clinics holding 25 community safety clinics & travel costs
      £2,325 Doorstep Crime safety packs Provision of Doorstep Crime prevention packs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    anyonymous doner £1,000 Guaranteed
    OWL Cymru fundraising team £1,250 Conditional
  • Background


    Flintshire & Wrexham Districts


    Older & Vulnerable People
    Police - reducing costs to them

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Doorstep Crime is one of our key areas of support and service delivery. Team is trained and knowledgeable in this field

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sue Volunteer

    helps in the delivery of the community safety clinics

    Kathryn Volunteer

    helps in the delivery of the community safety clinics

    Nathan Volunteer

    helps in the preparation of the equipment and resources

    Denise Staff

    Denise trains, delivers and monitors the project outcomes and involves volunteers to help in the preparation of the resources


provides a Doorstep Crime Awareness information and resource pack for an older/vulnerable person

I was a victim of a hook and cane burglary in my home. I live on my own and it frightened me. OWL team came to see me, they helped me. I am now blind, but with their help I am still living in my own home

Arthur age 89 years