Scheme increases the number of Safe Places for vulnerable people
The Safe Place scheme, a partnership between Buckinghamshire County Council, Wycombe, Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils, Thames Valley Police and many local voluntary organisations has been working hard to increase the number of safe places across the county.
By enlisting the help of local businesses and organisations the scheme provides a safe haven for vulnerable residents when they are out in their communities. The scheme provides reassurance so that vulnerable residents have a safe way to alert someone of a potential risk or emergency if they are out alone.
Many of the existing safe places are restaurants, smaller local shops, chemists or libraries, all familiar places to many vulnerable people. Staff are provided with very easy training to enable them to assist if someone asks for help and are supported by the Community Safety team.
We’re running some information sessions next week so please come along to find out more:
Tuesday 3 October – Chesham Library
Wednesday 4 October – Wycombe Library
Thursday 5 October – Wendover Library
Friday 6 October – Burnham Library
All sessions run between 10.30am and 2pm and free refreshments will be available.
Safe Places are easily identified by their scheme sticker which is usually placed in a front window or on the main door. You can find a list of the current Safe Places on our website www.buckscc.gov.uk/safeplace.