Check in on Your Neighbour

Berkhamsted Living Magazine Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch are urging you to check in on your neighbour this Christmas to make sure they are not feeling isolated without family and friends nearby as COVID-19 restrictions may prevent them from enjoying the festivities.

Make time to pick up the telephone and call your neighbour to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 – or do a socially distanced doorstep visit.

‘Why not bring a bit of festive cheer to your neighbours and check in on them, especially if they are elderly or vulnerable,’ said Detective Inspector Sarah Gilbertson from the Safeguarding Adults from Abuse unit.

‘Unfortunately, convincing criminals target elderly and vulnerable adults for many reasons including financial gain but they could also be at risk of other crimes.

‘We want to help safeguard adults and we need your help – please check in on your neighbour, show some Christmas kindness and see if you can help them if they need to contact us with any concerns. Or if you are concerned about anyone who may be taking advantage such as a carer or someone who has offered them a service, please do get in touch.’

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