News, Tips & Threats

Our ‘News, Tips & Threat’ section offers information and advice on a number of issues. Follow the links below for further details and help.

Information & Advice

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LATEST NEWS

Latest Newsletter

To see the latest edition of Watch Word please go to the Newsletter page.

Latest Scam warning

To see the latest Scam Warning please go to the Fraud and Scams Page.

Hampshire Cyber Watch

Hampshire Cyber Watch was launched on 1st October 2020. With the support of Hampshire Constabulary Cyber Crime Unit we now have a trained team of NW Cyber Champions across Hampshire to help combat Cyber Crime by:

  • providing ‘one to one’ (online or phone) support to anyone who is concerned about communications they have received, or anyone who believes they may be a victim of cyber crime, as well as
  • giving talks to groups to increase awareness of cyber scams and ways to help keep safe online.

This service is offered to anyone living in Hampshire (over the age of 13).

For more information or if you need assistance, please go to the Hampshire Cyber Watch website at www.hampshirecyberwatch.org.

Covid -19

For the latest government advice, please go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus?gclid=CjwKCAjwq_D7BRADEiwAVMDdHl9Es7qTkrVe3l0-BCFi950v17T3UmR8O2saSqS5A3W_T5qK85sKDRoC440QAvD_BwE.

Older Drivers

PROJECT EDWARD WEEK & OLDER DRIVERS WEBINARS

Project EDWARD stands for ‘Every Day Without A Road Death’ and is an annual UK-wide road safety campaign backed by government, the emergency services, highways agencies, road safety organisations and British businesses. This year Project Edward’s week of action, themed ‘Fit for the Road’, is between 13th to 17th September 2021.

The Older Drivers Forum are supporting Project Edward by running a series of six free webinars during the week. Each webinar is on a different subject and designed to help and support the mature motorist to carry on driving safely for longer.

There are 1000 free places for each webinar which will have guest speakers and Valerie Singleton OBE will be co-hosting one of the webinars. Interested people can ind out more and register for places via https://olderdriversforum.com/webinars/ .

The dates and details are on the website. 

 

Unfortunately, more and more vehicle incidents across Britain involve older drivers. Four safety bulletins (below) have been produced to help older drivers to keep safe on our road and there is some particularly useful advice for getting back on the road after a while in isolation. Maybe you know someone who feels anxious about going out for a drive now? The topics covered are:

Part 1: Car Care During Lockdown here

Part 2: Maintaining Driving Skills During Lockdown here

Part 3: Getting Back on the Road here

Part4: Living Without a Car Post Lockdown here

Lots more useful information can be found on the website www.olderdriversforum.com.