South Ribble Partnership is delighted to announce that it will be expanding its Safe and Secure scheme, which has been funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) Office.
South Ribble Partnership is the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) for South Ribble. It brings together people from across the public sector, businesses and voluntary and community organisations with the aim of creating a better Borough and improving quality of life for local people.
Under the banner of ‘Better Together’, Safe and Secure includes South Ribble Borough Council, Chorley Borough Council, Progress Housing Group, Preston Care and Repair and Lancashire Constabulary who are working together in partnership to deliver the scheme across both Chorley and South Ribble.
The Safe and Secure Scheme provides support to victims of crime and has been running for over a year. In that time it has supported over 50 households, providing a range of equipment to improve home security and enable people to feel safer in their home. Funding from PCC totalling £7,200 was originally provided for in 2015 and continues to enable the partnership to extend its work and to support a Witness Support Programme operated by Progress Housing Group.
Bernie Keenan, Executive Director (Housing, Community and Support Services) for Progress Housing Group, said: “The partnership is very appreciative of this extra funding which will enable us to provide a more focused response to vulnerable people who have been victims of crime, those who are currently subject to crime and anti-social behaviour or people that have come forward as witnesses. It will enable Progress Housing Group to continue to work with victims and witnesses and offer a 24/7 service.
This partnership really works and we hope that by working ‘Better Together’ we can make this area a safer place to live and work.”
For more information about the scheme and to access the service you can visit www.southribblepartnership.org.uk or contact the Partnership directly on 01772 625546