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Recently redeveloped Security for Older People Crime Prevention leaflet

It was unanimously agreed that the leaflet would need to be made available in printed (hardcopy) format as most older people are familiar with a parish newsletter style leaflet.

In line with the Older People Strategy, An Garda Síochána recently redeveloped the Security for Older People Crime Prevention leaflet.

Following consultation with various older people groups, networks and organisations, a typeface developed specifically for visually impaired readers has been used which embodies characteristics that have been shown to enhance reading speed, comprehension, and comfort for large print users.

The leaflet is currently being printed and will be distributed nationally to each Garda Division and also available on the right. A PDF Irish version of the leaflet will also be available here and disseminated upon request to Community Relations & Community Policing Division.

The leaflet will also be circulated through a new Crime Prevention project, "The Crime Prevention Ambassadors" initiative, which will commence a pilot period in selected Garda Divisions soon.

The advice in this leaflet is designed to help prevent older people from becoming the victim of a crime and provides important safety information.