Police in North Wales have issued advice to residents over doorstep callers who target areas offering small household products for sale. Callers are known to claim they are ex-convicts attempting to mend their ways, however, police say they are not part of any recognised rehabilitation scheme. Some doorstep callers may offer poor quality goods at […]
A Cornwall village is banning cold callers from knocking on doors in their neighbourhood. The move is designed to protect residents from becoming the victims of crime. Carnon Downs villagers say banning cold callers from their front doors will protect people from rogue doorstep tradesmen and fraudsters. The move, which is supported by Cornwall Council’s […]
Author: Suffolk Police Published: 2nd August 2019 10:19 Police are urging communities to report any suspicious behaviour in their neighbourhood following reports of a distraction burglary in Bury St Edmunds. Tues 30 July, residence in Oliver Road, a man in his 80s, answered the door to two women who claimed to be selling a care […]
Claiming to be from the water board, occurred Oak Road 31 July. 5’4’’ dark hair and a beard, blue teeshirt. Police wish to engage with anyone else who encountered this man. Communities inspector Neil MacLeod said: “These type of bogus workman criminals work with accomplices – so it may be that other residents had someone […]
This indicator is the ratio between the number of persons aged 65 and over (age when they are generally economically inactive) and the number of persons aged between 15 and 64. The value is expressed per 100 persons of working age (15-64).
‘iMechE’ report; adapting homes to suit the needs of older people could counteract frailty, & reduce hospital visits.The report argues remote monitoring, mobile devices and sensors will enable the elderly keep their independence and remain safe in the comfort of their own home. “Healthy Homes: Accommodating an aging population” claims that physical in activity is […]
By Robin Brant David Cameron has adopted a fairly low profile since he left Downing Street last year. He’s campaigned for more research into dementia and stuck by the national citizen service he set up in office. Now he’ll be involved in investing hundreds of millions of pounds in projects linked to China’s awkwardly named […]