Building a better Wargrave together.

Community Safety

Our goal

To help people to feel safer and to take action to reduce risks in their community

On-going Projects

Domestic Abuse – building and home safety

Helena’s Domestic Violence Service is the lead agency for supporting victims of domestic abuse in the borough of St Helens. The team provides outreach services and accommodation based services. The team consists of nine specialist support workers providing services to high, medium and low risk victims and their children and is skilled and experienced as assessing risk and developing support and safety plans to reduce risk of further incidents of abuse.

For more information please contact –01744 743 200

Projects planned

Neighbourhood Watch – a project that encourages
more schemes and that provides co-ordination and
support
 Consultation event with partners and residents
 Establishment of Wargrave Watch and co-ordinator identified
 Residents trained in running neighbourhood schemes and in constituting a community organisation
 Promotion of crime prevention messages
 Collection of informal data on crime in the area
Domestic Abuse – drop in support group, confidence
building and home safety
 20 women attending supported drop in weekly
 10 women receiving advice and support (e.g. legal, financial) monthly
 Improved home safety through lock changing, forensic safety surveys
 Reduction in feelings of isolation
 Improved sense of wellbeing and self-esteem
 Victims feeling safer in their homes
 Victims feeling supported by their community
Community policing – practical support to PCSOs
The detail of this project is currently on hold – community policing locally is under review and the results are awaiting before confirming project. Original idea was to provide bicycles for use by PCSOs.
Anti-social activity – diversionary support for young
people and reducing the reporting of ASB
 Outreach support to engage with young people to understand needs and opportunities in ASB hotspot areas
 Views and needs of young people understood better and fed through to Big Local planning
 Youth group formed if this is supported
 Young people accessing training opportunities
 Young people with enhanced confidence
 Young people involved in decision-making
 Young people feeling supported by their community