Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams.
- Scams cost the UK economy £5-£10 Billion a year
- 53% of people over 65 have been targeted by scams
- Only 5% of scams are reported
- Our statistics indicate that the average scam victim has lost over £3000
Anybody can join Friends Against Scams and make a difference in their own way.
On Tuesday the 12th of November it is Purple Tuesday. Purple Tuesday is an organisation which tries to make shops, services and businesses more accessible and inclusive of disabled customers.
Across the UK, the Purple Pound – the consumer spending power of disabled people and their families – is worth £249 billion and is rising by an average of 14% each year.
Worldwide, the Purple Pound equates to a staggering £2.25 trillion, yet less than 10% of businesses have a targeted plan to access this disability market. As a result, many disabled people cannot access services and businesses.
Purple Tuesday is about improvements to businesses and services to value and meet the needs of disabled customers. It is about making the customer experience accessible.
In the Eastleigh Swan Shopping Centre we will have a stall on Tuesday the 12th from 11-3. We will have leaflets and information about One Community, including Hate Crime reporting.
Please come along and chat with us, we would like to see you and hear how you would like access to services and businesses improved.
Come and see Jenny, our PCSO and take a moment to tell us about Hate Crime Eastleigh Museum or at our Fareham one community shop near B&m
Hate Crime Awareness Week Event at Eastleigh Museum
It’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week 12-19 October and at Eastleigh Museum, Naomi from One Community, Hampshire Police and Chrysalis will be on hand to offer support and advice from 10am-2pm on Saturday and 10am-3pm Monday to Friday. There will be free activities. A confidential 1-2-1 room is available. Eastleigh Museum is a third party hate crime reporting centre, where people can seek support if they have been targeted because of their race, disability, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation. Phone 023 8064 1202 for further information.
Get yourself settled and be amazed by the fabulous Blue Lamp Trust.
There’s the Bobby scheme (safety and security support for vulnerable people.)
The taxi test and other training for drivers too.
September brings the launch of a new initiative safeguarding for taxi drivers.
We really did have a great chat about all this and we had a lovely talk, explaining all about how cricket works!
Thanks to the lovely Theresa for coming in to talk to us at One Community and all the unity101 listeners.
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If you have been subjected to hate crime then please tell us at Eastleigh Museum.
You can view the information booklet here:
Please download the booklet below:Hate Crime Reporting Leaflet
Second Showcase Success.
Eastleigh’s Second Community Showcase, at The Point, Eastleigh on Saturday the 2nd of February was a great success, despite freezing conditions.
45 local charities exhibited at the event, showcasing their activities and services and recruiting volunteers. Live performances were staged in the main auditorium by Ukes for All and the Eastleigh Fusion Choir.
The Showcase is a partnership event between One Community and The Point. As well as meeting the public, who arrived in their hundreds, exhibitors were busy networking and making new contacts.
Visitors included Eastleigh’s Mayor, Cllr Bruce Tennant and Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies, both of whom were impressed by the turn out, and enjoyed the opportunity to chat to so many charities under one roof.
For further information about support to local voluntary sector groups and volunteering opportunities please contact One Community on 023 8090 2458 or email email@example.com
Are you worried about a friend or relative in case they fall when you are out? Or are you thinking about your own safety in your home? Many people like you have decided to get a LIFELINE through us here at One Community.
Lifeline costs just £3.50 a week, its really easy to install as long as you have a telephone socket and a plug socket- you can be set up within a few minutes.
Additionally you can have a wristband with an emergency telephone number in case of being lost or suddenly unwell.
With our friendly Options team, we would be happy to hear from you to talk through meeting your needs.
LOCAL CHARITY DEVASTATED BY THEFT
Last night thieves broke into a container stealing all the outdoor equipment of Fareham’s Friday Night Club including three off-road buggies, helmets and archery equipment. The Friday Night Club provides activities for people with learning disabilities/ mental health issues.
The most popular activities are the off-roading and the archery and it is difficult to see how the charity will continue in the short-term. Our clients are upset as their outdoor activities are the highlight of their week.