Test Valley Borough Council and Hampshire Police are assisting Age UK Mid Hampshire in their latest projects to help support older and vulnerable residents in the local communities.
A series of events have been organised to advise older or vulnerable people on how to bank securely and to prevent them being victims of fraud and financial scams. The free events, funded by the National Lottery, will take place in:
- Thursday, 14 July at The Masonic Hall, East Street, Andover, from 4-6 pm.
- Thursday, 21 July at Penton Mewsey Village Hall, from 4-6pm.
- Thursday, 28 July at Burghclere Down Community Centre, Berry Way, Andover, from 10-12 noon.
Residents aged over 55, their families and friends, plus all groups, societies or clubs supporting older or vulnerable people are welcome to attend a session which will be led by an experienced local bank manager. Topics will include using modern banking facilities safely and being aware of potential fraud and scams. Local agencies and community groups will also be on hand to offer further advice and support to residents.
It is important to ensure that local residents are confident and vigilant when dealing with their finances, up to date with their security and know how best to avoid falling victims of the scammers.