Shortlisted for a Government Counter Fraud Award 2019

Together in partnership with Merseyside Police Southport & Formby, we are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as Finalists in the "Government Counter Fraud" Awards for "Excellence in Raising Fraud Awareness."

The award which recognises an individual or team that have delivered a fraud awareness programme in a fresh, innovative way, selected the Scam Awareness campaign for the impact and difference it is making to people across Southport & Formby.

The partnership campaign with Merseyside Police, initiated in October 2018, started with small intimate sessions and now plans to reach a larger audience through partnering with organisations including Age Concern, The Salvation Army, Sefton Libraries, Ainsdale Lunch & Leisure and many more.

Jan Anderson General Manager at Home Instead said, “We are thrilled to have been short listed for this award, the hard work and commitment to this campaign has been delivered by our Community Events Coordinator – Michaela Navis, who has built up an excellent working relationship with Merseyside Police and feels passionately about helping to educate people avoid being taken in by scams & fraudsters.”

Michaela added, “It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to educate older people in the community be more aware of such a serious topic and to give them confidence to recognise when something just doesn’t feel right. Being recognised nationally above other campaigns is the cherry on the cake.”

Paul Greenwood, PCSO at Merseyside Police Southport said, “From our point of view these sessions get the thumbs up. Fraud has been rife recently and it certainly needs more awareness for older people.  Home Instead has helped us roll it out and we look forward to it continuing in the future.”

To find out more about the awards ceremony taking place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre Westminster on Wednesday 13 February and those shortlisted click here > https://counterfraudawards.com/2019-shortlisted-nominees/

If you would like more information about forthcoming Scam Awareness sessions call Home Instead on 01704 547938 or visit our website www.homeinstead.co.uk/southport

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