The Town Council would like to advise that we are now a “Safe Place” with regard to the national scheme encouraging businesses and services to provide initial support to people who may feel in need of a little extra help or support for various reasons; for example, during times of anxiety, fear or distress. The aim of the Safe Places project is to establish Safe Places that provide a safe environment for people who may require some additional support when out and about in the community.
Businesses and organisations who are part of the Safe Places project will display an A5 size round Safe Place sticker in their window to alert people that they are a ‘Safe Place’.
Please view the photograph to see what the Safe Place sticker looks like.
People can choose to carry an ICE card (In case of emergency), which they can show when they use a Safe Place in order to obtain the support they require.
People can also choose to show other emergency and support cards where appropriate, for example, dementia help cards.
When a person uses a safe place they will be:
- Listened to
- Offered time and a safe place to wait