“Hello everyone, first of all I hope you are all well.
For those of you who I’ve not yet met, I am a Police Community Support Officer, with 11 years of service, working predominantly in the Woodhouse and Little London area of Leeds. I have met many people through Caring Together and delivered a number of crime prevention talks to their regular groups. I have also enjoyed many social gatherings over the years and especially love the ones with tea and cake!
We are currently working a little differently, whilst still trying to deliver our messages. Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, is a useful tool at this time, and lots of other information is also available online.
It’s been a trying few weeks with the changes that we have had to endure. I understand the emotional and physical impact that this pandemic is having on people. Looking out for each other with a wave (from a safe distance) and making phone calls does make a massive difference to someone who is normally used to lots of social contact. Hopefully by taking the necessary measures around social distancing, and for some, 12 weeks of shielding, we will continue to stay well and keep safe. Staying in doors will help to stop the spread of the virus and play a part in protecting the healthcare system and save lives.
I look forward to a time when we can all sit together with a cuppa for a proper chat.
I have added some links that you may find useful but if you have any other concerns please the Caring Together team.
Report a crime https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/report-it
Social distancing https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
Best wishes to you and you families. Stay safe.
PCSO Sam Pemberton
To report a crime, please ring 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.