West Yorkshire Trading Standards runs several projects and initiatives including SAFER project, Good Food Bradford award, niche tobacco, cheap and illicit tobacco and financial capability.
West Yorkshire Trading Standards has the responsibility for enforcing legislation in relation to underage sales of tobacco, along with the supply of cheap and illicit products.
Issues surrounding the supply and use of products are tackled in a number of ways, with emphasis being on prevention, intelligence gathering and enforcement, providing a multi-strand strategy.
The SAFER project is an award winning Big Lottery Funded community protection and empowerment programme, supporting older adults (55+) in West Yorkshire.
The project aims to provide residents with the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect themselves against Doorstep Crime and Scams, helping them to feel safer in their own homes.
The SAFER project also provides a specialised debt advice service for older residents which aims to help improve their financial health and well being.
The SAFER Advice Worker attached to this service is available to deal with any benefit or money issues you or your client may have. This advice is free and confidential and can take place at a client’s home address or a community venue close to them.
The award recognises takeaways and hot food outlets for practising good standards of hygiene, trading fairly and for providing healthier options.
The Niche Tobacco Project came to an end on the 31st of March 2015 after 5 years of awareness raising across Bradford, Kirklees and Leeds. The first of its kind, the aim of the project was to highlight the dangers of using Smokeless and Niche tobacco and the long term effects of using these products. More than 20,000 people have engaged with the project throughout West Yorkshire.
For more information, please click through to the individual project pages.