OWL Cymru (Building Community Resilience)

Y.K.O.P.S. (Youth keeping Older People Safe)

Helping to keep Older People safe! Y.K.O.P.S. is an intergenerational project that engages young people to help. The project is innovative in its approach and has been piloted in 3 Schools, In the pilot delivery the Older People's Commissioner said after visiting it this is a project for Wales

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1101555)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,200

Amount raised

£5,600

Donations

9

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    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúAn amazing project - I have no doubt that as a result of the young people's work with older generations there are people who have not been robbed or even worse, attacked . A model that could and should be rolled out. Amazing young people, who were so mature and wise. Getting it right in everyway.‚Äù

    — Sarah Rochira - Older peoples Commissioner for Wales

  • As well as affording young people the opportunity to learn how they can contribute to creating safer communities in practical terms, the project also emphasises the need for respect and understanding between the generations. This is so important to keeping our communities safe and responsive to the

    — Neil Ayling - Director of Social Services

  • The project ticks so many boxes within the Strategy for Older people 2013- 2023 It builds Age Friendly Communities & if it can be rolled out it would tackle the emerging issues within society in a preventative way. The Y-Kops Project brings fine words on paper into the real world.

    — Wyn Williams - representative of the Older People's Strategy Flintshire

  • The project ticks so many boxes within the Strategy for Older people 2013- 2023 It builds Age Friendly Communities & if it can be rolled out it would tackle the emerging issues within society in a preventative way. The Y-Kops Project brings fine words on paper into the real world.

    — Wyn Williams - representative of the Older People's Strategy Flintshire

  • As well as affording young people the opportunity to learn how they can contribute to creating safer communities in practical terms, the project also emphasises the need for respect and understanding between the generations. This is so important to keeping our communities safe and responsive to the

    — Neil Ayling - Director of Social Services

  • “An amazing project - I have no doubt that as a result of the young people's work with older generations there are people who have not been robbed or even worse, attacked . A model that could and should be rolled out. Amazing young people, who were so mature and wise. Getting it right in everyway.”

    — Sarah Rochira - Older peoples Commissioner for Wales

Situation

The project aims to reduce the number of victims who are targeted by cold callers & to improve the safety & wellbeing of older & vulnerable people. Helping prevent them from becoming a victim of doorstep crime, bogus callers, traders & distraction burglary, & scams Bogus callers come in all shapes & sizes, Men, Women, even Children. They pretend to be officials, charity workers, tradesmen, property repairers & the like. The effects that this has can have serious consequences

Solution

In trying to reduce the problem we know that this can be achieved by helping people to understand what they can do ie such as how to deal with cold callers & who to report to. The training & resources (ACE Detective resource pack) provided to Young People (YP) gives them the tools & information to be able to help older/vulnerable people, through the information & target hardening items that they are given by the YP to the residents, via workshop delivery to Older People's groups.