Burglary – supporting an elderly male

Voice allocated a specialist support worker when an elderly man had his house broken into.

Burglars smashed the glass sin a rear patio door before stealing the safe, jewellery, and the owners vehicle, which was parked on the driveway.

Many of the items taken were of significant sentimental value to the victim, as they belonged to his late wife.

Voice made contact with the victim within 24 hours of receipt of the referral from Northamptonshire Police, where the victim requested access to ongoing emotional support by telephone.

The victim was allocated a specialist support worker, which gave him the ability to talk freely and confidentially about the impact of the crime and his feelings. He was offered advice on safety and home security and provided with free safety products for use at home.

The case was closed following a number of telephone support sessions and the victim reported that following the support received from Voice he had improved feelings of safety, health, wellbeing and support and was better able to cope with the trauma of the event.

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