The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust works in partnership with Wiltshire Police to provide a free home security service for elderly, vulnerable and disadvantaged people throughout Wiltshire and Swindon.

The Trust's security operators are made up of skilled carpenters and lock fitters who are Home Office trained Crime Reduction Officers, and are well versed in giving support and advice to victims of crime. 

They visit and assess the needs of the client by means of a security check and fire risk assessment, address any concerns, and give verbal advice on rogue traders and scams, etc. Operators can also install a variety of security devices including:

  • Door locks
  • Door chains
  • Window restrictors
  • Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Although the Trust visits people referred by Wiltshire Police, who have unfortunately been victims of crime, one of its main aims is prevention. The Trust does this by undertaking preventative visits - ensuring homes are secured against potential burglaries and enabling people by providing security advice.

If you are concerned about the security of your home and are 60+ or registered disabled (18+), you are eligible to a free home security check from The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.

For more information or to book a home security visit or a group talk:

Call: 01380 861155

Email: bobbyvan@wiltshire.police.uk

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Website: www.wiltshirebobbyvan.org.uk


Stay Safe Online:

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust provides a team of trained Stay Safe Online volunteers to offer home visits including:

  • Basic practical skills to ensure you can check and understand privacy settings
  • Cyber and scam prevention advice
  • Support and reassurance.

If you are concerned about staying safe when surfing the web, or undertaking online shopping, for example, and are 60+ or registered disabled (18+), you are eligible to a free Stay Safe Online visit from The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.

To book a Stay Safe Online visit or group talk:

Call: 01380 861191

Email: bv.onlinesafety@wiltshire.police.uk

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