The Safe Place scheme works by asking local businesses, who have signed up to the initiative, to place a Safe Place sticker in their window.
The sticker identifies a business as a place where vulnerable people can seek help should they feel uncomfortable or unsafe when out and about. This usually means making a telephone call on the person’s behalf; to the police, a parent, carer or support worker and providing a temporary safe haven until support arrives. It may be as simple as offering someone a place to sit and a glass of water.
By signing up to the scheme, businesses will be providing reassurance to both users of this service and their carers, enabling people to live independent lives with an increased sense of security in their community.
Slough businesses are being invited to sign up to the scheme. If you would like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org