Generations unite in crime fight

GENERATIONS old and young united for a crime prevention event last week to help elderly Spilsby residents live safely and independently in their own homes.

In celebration of 2012’s status as the ‘European year of active ageing and intergenerational solidarity’ two King Edward VI Humanities College students teamed up with a local community group and the charity Age UK to provide advice and information to residents over the age of 60.

Students Molly Ford and George Hill along with members of APSE (Actively Promoting Spilsby’s Environment) volunteered at the event held at Spilsby Market Place last Monday, distributing ‘first contact’ forms to help elderly people access advice from emergency services local authorities and other useful organisations on how to reduce their vulnerability to crime.

The volunteers also gave away free personal safety alarms to those completing the checklist.

First contact forms are available from Spilsby Library and GP surgery or can be requested by calling 01522 782172.