Pensioner P lives alone. Pensioner P’s wife died several years ago. They have no children. He is almost alone but states he is alright and not as bad off as some others. He does not want to go into a care home as this is his life.
Pensioner P has been burgled 5 times in less than one year.
Pensioner P has absolutely nothing of any value to steal yet, because he is an easy target, he is still visited by scum who will steal what little he has.
If Pensioner P were a younger man he would sort the scum out.
If Pensioner P was a younger man the scum would almost certainly not visit him. He would then be too hard a target, not east to take advantage of.
The scum prefer those who cannot easily defend themselves, cannot see or hear properly and those who are likely to be judged as being a little unreliable if ever they got to court. The scum prefer easy and soft targets. Pensioner P will not be a reliable witness for the CPS unless there is more damning and reliable evidence.
The home help of pensioner P has bought him another small stove so he can warm his soup, toast his bread and warm his hands. He has a new mattress for his bed. He even had new slippers recently. She does as much as she can and more than she should, because she is someone who cares about Pensioner P. He has contributed in more than enough ways since he was 14 years of age, when most modern kids were at school he was working and earning a few pounds for his mum. He joined the Armed Forces when he was 16 years old man and spent most of his life travelling around the world. He felt sorry for his mum. His father was killed in the great war.
He passes the time with the postman, when ever he gets mail. They have a chat over a cuppa, especially when it rains.
Pensioner P does not complain.
Most of the mail received by Pensioner P wants him to have car insurance for a car he doesn’t have, offers him finance for holidays he doesn’t want or loans for the little extra something he cannot use. He has been entered into competitions he does not understand and did not ask to be entered into. Someone must know who he is to get all this post, after all how do they know his name and address ?
Pensioner P still wears his war medals underneath his jumper and keeps his beret rolled up under the button down lapel on his threadbare jacket.
Pensioner P is still a proud man, even though he is old, frail and weak. He has a stick that he believes will protect him but he cannot even lift it let alone swing it around.
Not many people look out for Pensioner P.
Pensioner P has several cats. He leaves a window open for them, so they can come and go as they please, especially if it is cold or wet and because he cares. He is a gentle man who has seen more than I will ever see in my life.
The cats are not the only ones who come and go through the open windows.
Who will look out for Pensioner P ?
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