Eastleigh-based employer Ageas is the latest partner and sponsor to join the Blue Lamp Trust’s Hampshire Bobby Scheme, looking after safety and security of the elderly and vulnerable in the local area.

The Bobby Scheme is a practical service providing free home security including spy holes, locks, door chains and long-life smoke alarms. Over the last 12 months trained fitters have helped to improve safety at over 2,290 homes and provided a peace of mind for the vulnerable and elderly within Hampshire. Money donated by Ageas has covered the cost of necessary tools needed to carry out the work.

The partnership was officially announced last week at the scheme’s ‘Meet the Chiefs’ event, which brought together representatives from local private and public sector organisations.

Natalie Shale, Head of Communications at Ageas said: “We’re pleased to be able to support the Blue Lamp Trust’s Bobby Scheme in Hampshire. As a local employer, we want to be a part of our community and use our resources where possible to help residents in the area. Offering a peace of mind to the vulnerable and elderly by making their home more secure is a great cause which we are very proud to be a part of, and supports our longstanding experience with home insurance customers across both RIAS and Age UK.”

David Watkins, Business Development Manager at the Blue Lamp Trust added: “Ageas has kindly sponsored new tools and equipment for the fitters enabling us to continue offering this valuable service to the community. We are now proudly displaying the Ageas logo on our website and branded Bobby Vans to demonstrate the value of their support.”

Further information about Hampshire Bobby Scheme can be found here.