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 Older but not 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

It is my job to make sure that older and vulnerable people in our communities are valued and not disregarded. Our aim is to make people more confident, cared-for and connected, reducing fear of crime and the opportunity of being a victim.”

To achieve this priority, we are working with the network of organisations across Gloucestershire already committed to supporting older and vulnerable people. Our aim is to make people feel safe and more resilient to crime and the fear of crime.

Supported by funds from the OPCC, voluntary and community organisations are already making improvements, supporting dementia friendly communities, understanding cyber crime and continuing the work of the Neighbourhood Watch Association.

Our commitment also includes:

  • Encouraging closer working between the voluntary sector and Police and Crime Plan partners
  • Supporting PCSOs making regular contact with organisations that are supporting older and vulnerable people
  • Inter-generational work with Gloucestershire Constabulary Police Cadets

Find out more about this priority here:
Older but not Overlooked Delivery Plan

Find out more about all our priorities and targets, read the full Delivery Plan

PCC Plan 2017-2021 Web

 

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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