The Safer Places scheme has now been launched in Stoke-on-Trent.
Shops, businesses and organisations who join the scheme can provide a safe temporary place to go if a person with a learning disability feels distressed, vulnerable or scared whilst out in the community.
Places which have joined the scheme can be identified by a Safer Places Sticker at the entrance.
People who join the scheme will have a Keep Safe card, which will include the names and contact numbers of two relatives or friends who be called on for help. They will need to show this card to obtain help in the establishments who have signed up to the scheme.
We have Safer Places all over the city, and are developing the scheme further all the time, so please check back soon to see which new places have been added.
Please follow the links below to see a list of the Safer Places, to apply for a Keep Safe card and to look at the members' guide.
Here are the links for the Safer Places in Stoke-on-Trent:
The next Safer Places Steering Group meeting will be held on Wed 1st July 2015. Time and venue to be agreed. Please check back soon as these details will be added as soon as they are confirmed.
Here are the newsletters for the Safer Places scheme, which will tell you what we are talking about at the moment: