We are delighted to become a new community ambassador for national charity Crimestoppers.
The Crimestoppers’ Community Ambassador Programme aims to boost the reach of the charity through partnerships with businesses, public authorities, agencies and other charities. Acting as an ambassador, we can help them reach more people and places, and help protect them from the harm caused by crime.
Crimestoppers exists to help people who might otherwise be silenced into speak up about what they know about crime, always 100% anonymously. They can call Crimestoppers UK Contact Centre 24/7 on freephone 0800 555 111 or fill in a simple and secure anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
North East Customer Partnership Manager Jan Welsh said: “We want our communities to be safe and happy places to live, without the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour, or the recriminations from reporting it. It is a worrying fact that we have seen many more cases come through as a result of lockdown and research is predicting that cases will rise even higher as we open up.”
“Working with Crimestoppers we can offer our residents a safe place to report criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, when they might otherwise be afraid to do. This will help to ensure that the perpetrators, as much as possible, are caught and made accountable for their actions, leaving our residents, and their neighbours, to enjoy their homes in peace and safety.”
Trevor Watson, Chair for Crimestoppers in Cleveland at the charity Crimestoppers, said: “Both Accent Housing and Crimestoppers believe that everyone has the right to feel safe from crime, wherever they live. As a large housing association, Accent will be able to reach to more customers/residents who may need to use our unique and long-trusted service."
“We hope this partnership will help make a difference to local residents who may not be aware that they have options when reporting crime, such as using our charity to say what they know, in a safe and completely anonymous way.