If you’re a resident in Worcestershire, this is where you can find all the information that is relevant to the area you live in.
To find out where your nearest police station is and who your Safer Neighbourhood Team is, visit the West Mercia Police website:
Each county in the West Mercia force area has its own dedicated Community Ambassador who represents the Commissioner.
These individuals act as additional ‘eyes and ears’ for John and ensure community concerns and issues are fed back and dealt with accordingly.
We are currently on the look out for a new Community Ambassador for Worcestershire. If you’re interested in applying, click here for more information.
For more information on the Community Ambassadors, click here.
Making a difference in Worcestershire
If you want to work with your neighbours in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood, find out where your local Neighbourhood Watch group is based here.
If you’re looking to get involved in sports and activities in your area, the Sports Partnership for Herefordshire and Worcestershire aims to create more active and healthier counties. Find out more about what they do, and what you can take part in, here.
Community Safety Partnership
The Safer Communities Board plays an important role in developing and maintaining strong relationships between the key partner agencies across the wider West Mercia region, including the Commissioner. There are currently two Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) in Worcestershire: North Worcestershire (which incorporates the three district authority areas of Wyre Forest, Bromsgrove and Redditch) and South Worcestershire (which incorporates Worcester City, Malvern Hills and Wychavon). Read the Community Safety Agreement here.
Community Speed Watch
If you want to play an active role in reducing speeding within your community, contact the Safer Roads Partnership for West Mercia and Warwickshire here to find out how you can help.
Commissioning and grants
|Recipient||Initiative and purpose||Total award allocated||Geographical area|
|A Call to Men UK||Coaching Healthy & Respectful Masculinity Programme – up to five members of staff will be trained from six organisations, including schools, to deliver the educational schools programme||£12,600.00||South Worcestershire|
|Alcohol Concern||Reduce street drinking and improve the interventions provided to street drinkers themselves||£4,000.00||West Mercia|
|Aspire Free School Academy Trust||Aspire Plus – target young vulnerable people in Worcestershire and involve them in a project that will help them engage in positive, community-based, activities||£20,000.00||North and South Worcestershire|
|Barnado’s||West Mercia child sexual exploitation (CSE) team – Barnado’s Support Workers – this initiative will improve the outcomes for children who are encountering, or at risk of, CSE||£80,000.00||North Worcestershire and South Worcestershire|
|Bluestone CIC||Referral and Mentoring Pathway – working in partnership to create a process for accessing and developing a range of activities in all areas with a target age 17 to 24||£110,000.00||West Mercia|
|Bromsgrove District Housing Trust||Me and My Bromsgrove – teaching young people how to prevent crime and, in doing so, enabling them to develop a greater sense of social responsibility||£6,000.00||Worcestershire|
|Crimestoppers||Safer communities – encourage people who cannot and will not talk to the police to safely and anonymously provide information to fight crime||£20,486.00||West Mercia|
|Energize||West Mercia: Right on Track – work in partnership with Sports Partnership Hereford and Worcester (SPHW) to use the power of sport to engage, inspire and support local ex-offenders and people at risk of offending into changing their behaviours, assisting them into a more positive way of life||£60,000.00||West Mercia|
|Evesham Street Pastors||Evesham Street Pastors – assist those at risk due to alcohol, drugs etc during nights out||£3,600.00||Worcestershire|
|Harper Adams University||Reducing farm crime – carry out research to reduce this crime||£5,000.00||West Mercia|
|Horse Watch for West Mercia||Horse Watch (HW) – raise awareness of Horse Watch and other rural crime. Identify volunteers, crime hotspots etc||£1,840.00||West Mercia|
|i58 Social Enterprises CIC||West Mercia Diversionary Support Worker – recruit community and prisons support worker to provide specific interventions for offenders attending i58’s training programmes that target rehabilitation, education, training and employment||£33,000.00||West Mercia|
|Inside Products Ltd||Inside Products – create a social enterprise which will create purposeful activity for current offenders, to create better employment opportunities for ex-offenders||£30,000.00||West Mercia|
|Longlands Care Farm CIC||Longlands Care Farm – education for young people who are challenged, disaffected and excluded, experiencing learning difficulties, suffering from stress, or who have physical or mental health issues, through farm based activities||£90,000.00||Herefordshire and Worcestershire|
|Kidderminster & District Youth Trust||KYDT Wheels – the KDYT Bus would work to support communities and provide quality services identified by communities as being important to them||£8,000.00||Worcestershire|
|Life Education Centre Worcester||Life Education Centres (Worcestershire) – provide an inspirational and compelling drug and alcohol education programme to children aged 8 – 12 across South Worcestershire||£11,416.00||Worcestershire|
|Mentor Link||Feeling Safe Project – provide additional support to the project in order to triple the delivery outcomes||£17,000.00||West Mercia|
|North Worcestershire CSP||CSP Core Funding – support the delivery of local projects and initiatives which are designed to reduce crime and disorder and improve community safety||£199,950.00||Worcestershire|
|Onside Advocacy||Communities Together – support the exchange of skills and time between community members to break down barriers||£19,438.00||South Worcestershire|
|Perdiswell Young Peoples Leisure Club||Positive Change for Young People – providing recreational and educational activities for young people 11-18 yrs||£19,798.00||Worcestershire|
|Redditch Youth and Community Enterprise Ltd (RYCE)||RYCE @REDI Young People’s Support – building on the success of its youth clubs, RYCE will provide a programme of activities to increase confidence of young people and reduce the possibility of them becoming victims of crime||£9,390.00||North Worcestershire|
|Sandycroft||Sandycroft Women (DA) Support Programme – contribute to the cost of the programme personnel as well as a contribution to the renting of rooms||£16,177.00||Worcestershire|
|SPHW||West Mercia: Right on Track – work in partnership with Energize STW to use the power of sport to engage, inspire and support local ex-offenders and people at risk of offending into changing their behaviours, assisting them into a more positive way of life||£60,000.00||West Mercia|
|South Worcestershire CSP||CSP Core Funding – support the delivery of local projects and initiatives, which are designed to reduce crime and disorder and improve community safety|
Joint CCTV Monitoring Partnership – contribute to the running costs of the joint CCTV monitoring partnership to help ensure a proactively monitored CCTV system continues to exist in the South Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership districts of Worcester City and Wychavon
|Tenbury Youth Café||Tenbury Youth Café – provides a safe and stimulating environment for young people aged 10 – 19 years||£5,500.00||Worcestershire|
|The Homeless Foundation||The Beacon prevention service – the service aims to provide education and advice to young people and parents about the realities and risks of leaving home||£15,000.00||North and South Worcestershire|
|The Music Pool||Sound Pathways – help to provide a positive path to rehabilitation by enhancing self-esteem, collaborative skills and creativity amongst young adults of the Probations Service|
Livewire – increase self-esteem, collaborative skills and musical ability amongst Herefordshire’s young people
|Herefordshire, Shropshire and South Worcestershire|
|U17 Drivers Pathfinder Limited||The Under 17 Car Club Pathfinder Project – the programme provides a five-day course designed to reduce the number of road traffic collisions, casualties and convictions amongst young drivers||£7,600.00||West Mercia|
|Warwickshire & West Mercia Police Cadets||To finance 28 cadets on each of the five policing areas||£36,750.00||Warwickshire & West Mercia|
|West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre||SELFIE Plus programme (sexual violence prevention resource pack) – delivery of a project to a minimum of 960 additional 11-18 year olds pupils across West Mercia||£31,000.00||West Mercia|
|West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre||Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Worcestershire – funding for one additional ISVA resource to support additional referral numbers||£28,300.00||Worcestershire|
|West Mercia Women’s Aid||Children and Young People’s Project – a children and young people’s worker will engage with those aged 5-19 years who are identified as being at risk from domestic abuse and violence||£32,972.00||West Mercia|
|Worcester Community Trust Ltd||DAWN Project (Domestic Abuse Working Network) – support and mentoring to victims and survivors of domestic abuse||£20,000||Worcestershire|
|Worcs Safer Communities Board (DiP)||Drug Intervention Programme – drug and alcohol users within the criminal justice system actively encouraged to enter treatment and supported to remain in treatment||£212,000.00||Worcestershire|
|Worcester Volunteer Centre||YES Initiative – funding a programmer to promote and engage young people into volunteering, targeting 16-25 yrs particularly NEET||£18,950||Worcestershire|
|Worcestershire Arts Partnership (WAP)||Inspiring Futures Through the Arts – provide a co-ordinated programme of arts activity across Worcestershire for offenders/those at risk of offending||£20,000.00||North and South Worcestershire|
|Wulstan’s Lodge Childcare||Project Stay Safe! (AlwaysAsk app) – to provide information and raise awareness in a friendly and usable format for preschool children/parents/carers||£5,450.00||North Worcestershire|
|Young PACT||Young Solutions – involve young people through a Young Partners And Communities Together (PACT) project to contribute to safer neighbourhoods and building safe communities||£15,685.00||Worcestershire|
|Young Solutions||Something’s Not Right Project – full engagement with the Force strategy and link with the Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs)||£39,520.00||West MerciaYour|
|Your Ideas Ltd||Support and Key Work from Your Ideas – aim to stop excluded young people from entering the criminal justice system or causing ASB; where children are already in the CGS, the intention is to limit further offences||£19,950.00||North Worcestershire|
|YSS||Employment Support Programme (ESP) – the programme is a holistic approach to supporting offenders towards employability|
ARC (Accessing Resources in the Community) – use workers/mentors to give 1-2-1 support to referred 17-24 year olds, in, or at risk of being involved in, the criminal justice system to access community based activities
|North and South Worcestershire|