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Operation Cracker initiative relaunched to help residents stay safe and connected

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Beyond Housing is backing a Scarborough community partnership’s initiative reaching out to vulnerable and elderly residents during the current Coronavirus lockdown period.

Police officers, PCSOs and Police Volunteers from Filey and Eastfield Police Stations are relaunching Operation Cracker, to support and connect residents with information aimed at keeping them healthy and safe during their self-isolation.

It’s a fact that many elderly and vulnerable people do not have access to vital information posted online so we see the publication of this special booklet, which contains a whole range of important and relevant information, as a really great idea. The booklet, designed and published by McCain Foods,  includes information on social distancing, top tips on coping with self-isolation, mental wellbeing, unwanted calls, crime prevention, and a list of useful contact numbers for local agencies.

Operation Cracker will see Officers and PCSOs working alongside partner agencies and supermarkets to support the project. Carers from the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Forward, Age UK and Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource will distribute the booklets, whilst many businesses will highlight it on their websites and the Westway Open Arms is will be including copies in their food parcels which support those most in need in Eastfield.