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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please note that in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, users should take heed of the current information available from GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Therefore, the groups, clubs and societies listed within the Shropshire Community Directory may still be unable to meet, and there may also be a reduced service available from other local and national organisations.

For more information, please contact the individual groups or organisations listed. Stay alert and stay safe.

MORSE (Making Our Roads Safer for Everyone)

Description:

#MORSE is an innovative safer roads initiative created by a partnership between YSS (Youth Support Services), West Mercia Police, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and Warwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company (WWMCRC).

#MORSE aims to make our roads safer by reducing the number of risks taken by drivers throughout West Mercia (Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Telford & Wrekin), thereby reducing the number of collisions.

#MORSE does not focus on the offence in isolation, it looks holistically at the individual, focusing support around the individual’s need.

#MORSE referrals may be made:
1. Through the West Mercia Police Operation Snap team who target those individuals who are at greater risk of committing a road traffic offence.
2. Through the WWMCRC, targeting individuals who have been convicted of a driving offence including careless driving, dangerous driving and driving whilst under the influence of drink and drugs.

As part of Operation Snap members of the public are encouraged to submit digital footage showing potential traffic offences.  This can range from driving dangerously or carelessly, using a mobile phone whilst driving to overtaking on solid white lines.  All submissions are dealt with proactively to help reduce risk taking and poor driving on our county’s roads.  For further info please follow the link provided to the Operation Snap webpage.

All #MORSE referrals are submitted to a central email address; individuals are assessed and supported by a link worker across a range of areas, enabling them to overcome their specific life challenges.  The link worker offers weekly support, at times and places suitable to the individual; the frequency and length of the support will depend on the individual’s need and motivations to engage.

Support includes:

  • A listening ear;
  • Sourcing suitable accommodation;
  • Help finding a job or training course;
  • Help with budgeting skills;
  • Support around wellbeing and personal relationships;
  • Support to address drug and alcohol use;
  • Signposting to other agencies.

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service offer specialist one-to-one and group based sessions focused on the individual’s driving behaviour.  The sessions are designed and delivered to focus on sustained behavioural change and will look at the impact their driving behaviour may have on themselves and others.

For more information, please follow the links to the various websites or use the contact details provided.

Contact Details

Address:
Polysec House
Blackpole Trading Estate West
Hindlip Lane
Worcester
Postcode:
WR3 8TJ
Name:
YSS
Telephone:
01905 730780
Email:
info@yss.org.uk
Website
https://www.yss.org.uk/.../morse

Additional Information

Notes:

Additional email address for West Mercia Police:
contactus@westmercia.police.uk


Page last reviewed:
06/02/2020
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