Organisation: Gloucestershire Bike Project CIC

Website: https://gloucestershirebikeproject.co.uk/Home

Project name: 3rd Gear

Priority Type: Older but not overlooked

Total Investment: 27000.00

Awarded: 2018/2019

Location: Gloucester

About the project:

The overarching aim of the project is to set up a network of older volunteers, informal ‘stay safe, stay connected’ ambassadors in their communities; who help reduce and prevent crimes targeting older people, reducing demand on police services and helping create safer, more caring, supportive places in which to grow old. We begin with bike maintenance courses for over 50s, which will include crime prevention sessions covering areas including; Doorstep crime, email and telephone scams, pension fraud, account take over schemes and making your home uninviting to burglars. Each participant will get a pack with useful contacts and ‘what to do if.’ Most people don’t think this can happen to them. Research shows that over-confidence is a factor in falling prey to increasingly sophisticated scams. So at minimum, all participants leave armed with knowledge that will help them stay safe.