Support for the visually impaired
585. Kaukub Asia
A woman from Huddersfield has volunteered her time and expertise to the West Yorkshire Police Hate Crime Unit.
Kaukub Asia, from Huddersfield, is a volunteer with West Yorkshire Police and is their first blind member of staff. When volunteering in their Hate Crime Unit, she saw an opportunity to support the force to improve their service for visually impaired people. Her innovative projects have included creating materials in Braille for victims and penning a guide to support officers to communicate with people with visual impairments.
Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to our police forces. You have given West Yorkshire Police and the communities they serve, not just time, but also insight that is making a real difference on the front line. Your innovative projects – such as creating materials in Braille for victims of crime and writing a guide for officers – are supporting the force to improve their engagement with visually impaired people. I congratulate you on being named the UK’s 585th Point of Light.”
“Volunteering for the Police is all about helping people in your community, and it is a privilege to be able to contribute to all the great work they do. I’m so grateful for being given the opportunity to give back, and I hope that this award can inspire more people to volunteer to help others.”