Stay Safe, Stay Aware, Take Care – the information you need in one bag.
Epping Forest District Council Community, Culture and Wellbeing Team and the Community Resilience Team have come together with other partners to create a free information bag to help residents Stay Safe, Stay Aware and Take Care.
Scammers are taking advantage
Councillor Holly Whitbread, Cabinet, Member for Housing and Communities said:
During the coronavirus pandemic it has become more important than ever to make sure we are aware of the ever-evolving scams and other advice out there to help and inform us.
Scammers are taking advantage of the current situation, so we decided to put together our Stay Safe bag of information.
Essex Police, Essex County Fire Service, East of England Ambulance, Age UK, Citizens Advice and Voluntary Action Epping Forest are among the many organisations involved in the project.
The free bag of information contains “The Little Book of Big Scams” and advice and information on a multitude of other topics including Fire Safety, Crime Prevention and our Community Culture and Wellbeing Teams projects.
1,000 bags distributed
Councillor Holly Whitbread added:
Almost all of the 1,000 bags have been distributed in the community and my special thanks go to our Community Champions, local pharmacists, doctors and various Resident’s Association across the district who have worked with us to get the bags out in a safe way.
That’s a scam!
One local resident said:
I sat down and read through the book and it was really interesting. The very next day I got a phone call and knew straight away – that’s a scam and put down the phone, all because I read the book.
One of the Community Culture and Wellbeing Team’s projects
5 ways to wellbeing
- Connect – talk, listen, care, belong
- Be active – move, walk, run, dance
- Take notice – family, friends, neighbours, community
- Keep learning – something new, something to share, be creative, develop yourself
- Give – your time, knowledge, help, support
A digital version of some of the information in the Stay Safe bag is available:
- Email Karen Murray, Community Engagement Officer
- Email Wendy Cockbill, Community Engagement Assistant
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