The police have teamed up with a charity helping the elderly by packing winter essentials.

Small Acts of Kindness is a Watford based organisation founded by Lynne Misner which works to reduce loneliness and isolation for older people.

PCSO Dominik Tokarczyk, from the Watford Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “I met Lynne Misner at a local older person’s liaison event and was interested in their work.

“I was keen to develop a partnership with the organisation, as I saw the potential for them to help us reach older members of the community more easily, to provide them with valuable crime prevention advice.

“The project also allows us to visit people in their homes, to assess whether they require any extra support.”

“The whole team has embraced the project and we have already identified and delivered packages to people who we felt would benefit from an extra helping hand.

“Partnership working is essential, and we hope that this project can help to build relationships, reduce crime and better safeguard elderly and vulnerable members of our community.”

Lynne Misner, chief executive and founder of Small Acts of Kindness said: “Keeping older people safe and warm is of huge importance to us, particularly those who are more vulnerable, lonely and isolated.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with the police in Watford on this project and hope that it will be the first of many similar projects across the county.”