Older but not overlooked

Priority lead: Phil Sullivan MBE

Organisation: Representing the Voluntary sector

This priority is about our commitment to older people, whether they live in their own homes, with family or are in residential care. We want older people to feel and remain an active part of our communities here in Gloucestershire.

Phil Sullivan MBE

What are the key requirements for the No one overlooked priority?

opcc branding icon That older people need to feel and remain an active part of our communities whether they live in their own homes or are in residential care
opcc branding icon That these members of our community should be part of the police beat with the local officers being visible and proactive with all vulnerable groups

At a glance: Older but not overlooked

  • To educate officers as to the disproportionate impact Covid has had on vulnerable groups, and ensure they work with relevant partner agencies to safeguard and facilitate access to support services
  • To engage with community groups and residential/care homes, ensuring that vulnerable older people are reassured through crime prevention, education and an understanding of proactive Neighbourhood policing activity
  • That officers seek to build the intelligence picture around those individuals who target the vulnerable, in order to ensure such criminality is robustly disrupted and prevented
  • That older, vulnerable victims of crime are offered enhanced support throughout the criminal justice process, in line with the Victims’ Code
  • The Constabulary will play its part in all our efforts to drive equality and inclusiveness in our county, and understand what underpins this inequality

In depth: Older but not overlooked

This priority is about inclusiveness, for example, what does Safer days and nights mean to members of our LGBTQ+ community in Gloucestershire?  What does police accessibility mean to people with disabilities within our community?  Much has been done  to address these issues, but as always, there is more that can be done.  I want Gloucestershire Constabulary to strive to be the most inclusive Constabulary in the country, with emphasis on the most vulnerable members of our society. I will always support every effort to ensure that older and/or vulnerable people are supported so that they can remain active members of our community.

I make no comment on current national or international politics, but it is important that recognition is given to the extraordinary and rapidly changing times in which we live.

I want everyone born in Gloucestershire, or choosing to live or work here to feel safe and to be part of our supportive community. To that end, I am prioritising community cohesion.


The Commissioner’s Fund

Here in Gloucestershire, PCC Martin Surl allocates 1% of the overall policing budget to the Commissioner’s Fund, which supports county-based projects that deliver one or more of our priorities. Our aim is to work directly with communities to make Gloucestershire safer.

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