info@thebobbyscheme.org

About Us

Helping residents to secure their homes and feel safe

About

The Cambridgeshire Police Shrievalty Trust is a registered charity formed in 1999 to improve community safety in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The name of the Trust reflects the fact that two organisations were primarily responsible for its creation – Cambridgeshire Constabulary and The Office of High Sheriff.  The Bobby Scheme was established in 2001 by the Cambridgeshire Police Shrievalty Trust.

Its aim is to reduce crime and fear of crime of older, vulnerable and disabled people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, thereby improving their quality of life, increased independence and safety.

Our Mission

To secure the homes of older, vulnerable people and domestic abuse victims in our county. To reduce the opportunities for crime in the community and reduce repeat incidents of crime.

Our Vision

To keep older people, vulnerable people and domestic abuse victims safe in their own homes.

Our Goals

  • Improve the feeling of safety, confidence and peace of mind
  • Increased independence, by residents remaining safely in their own home
  • Help residents to make informed choices about their safety by providing them with as much information and support
  • Improve home security, thereby increasing residents health and wellbeing

Our Services

Our services are aimed at victims aged 60 and over or vulnerable or disabled residents, as well as domestic abuse victims.

We offer the same service to non-victims aged over 65 for a small donation of £50 (if possible) which includes all devices and installation.

Police Accredited KeySafe™

The Supra C500 Police Accredited KeySafe™ can make life easier for everyone from families to caregivers, and even help eliminate bed blocking, saving the NHS hundreds of thousands of pounds. We are a UK distributor with outstanding customer service and are more than competitively priced – including fitting at £65.

Please contact us to arrange a visit for either or both of these services which will be fitted by either Glen or Andy to visit you.

What we do

The Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme, now in its eighteenth year, has helped in excess of 28,000 older, vulnerable and disabled people who are either the victims of burglary, domestic abuse and other crimes, or who are concerned about home and personal security.  We secure the homes of these people with security devices and alarms.

We can advise, give guidance and signpost to other agencies. We are the 1st practical help victims receive of which there is NO other charity or service which offers this support with no cost to the victim.

The Scheme is a crime reduction programme and its work help overcome the shock of crime and restore self – confidence, health and wellbeing. This enables many older people to live independently for longer than they otherwise might. The Scheme is able to reduce the rate at which elderly and domestic abuse victims of crime believe they are unsafe in their own homes and transfer to institutional or refuge care. For these reasons, together with the wider crime reduction benefits, the scheme is widely acknowledged to be an effective and beneficial programme for victims to cope and recover from their trauma. The Scheme operates throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, maintaining an urgent response for victims which has significantly reduced the repeat victimisation rate of the people it has visited. Our repeat victimisation rate is less than 1%. 

We have secured over

27,000

Homes

  • Vulnerable people are safer
  • Reduce the fear of crime
  • Remain independent longer
  • Support victims of domestic abuse

Meet Our Team

Glen Carter

Handyman/Security Advisor

Andy Cleathero

Handyman/Security Advisor

Susan Lawrence

Co-ordinator

Perri Luparia

Trust Manager

The Bobby Scheme employs a co-ordinator and two full time Handyman/security advisors to provide the service.

Our two Bobby Security Advisors are Glen Carter and Andy Cleathero. Glen works mainly in the south of the county [Cambridge City, East Cambridgeshire and South Cambridgeshire]. Andy works in the North of the county [Peterborough, Huntingdonshire and Fenland]. 

Susan Lawrence is our Bobby Scheme Co-ordinator. She works in the office at Yaxley Police Station. Susan takes all the calls and referrals, provides essential support by telephone contact with victims of crime, other older/vulnerable people and partner agencies co-ordinating and arranging visits by the Bobby Security Advisors.

The Trust Manager is Perri Luparia. Perri is also based at our Yaxley office and responsible for the overall management and administration of the CPS Trust and its services, and for the day to day operation of the Bobby Scheme. Both Susan and Perri are part-time. There is an answerphone if they are not in the office so please do leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

All staff are CRB checked and vetted by Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Agencies and Partners who support us

The importance of The Bobby Scheme is recognised by our Partners. We work alongside various agencies to provide a well-rounded service to the residents of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. If you would like to support us or work with us, please contact us.

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Our Trustees

Judy Pearson, DL

Dr Andy Harter

Julie Spence, OBE, QPM, DL

Nick Dean

Penny Walkinshaw, DL

Jane Lewin Smith, DL, JP

Benjamyn Damazer, DL, JP

Richard Barnwell, VLL

Richard Pemberton, DL

Niki Howard

Linda Fairbrother

Sir David Arculus, KBE

Dr Andy Harter, CBE

Neil McKittrick

Capt Victor Lucas, RN, DL