Keep Safe Places
A Safe Place is somewhere you can go to if you need help and there is no one around to ask.
Keep Safe Places have been established in busy shopping areas around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. They are set up in libraries, stores, Age UK shops and businesses. They provide temporary havens and offer immediate reassurances to anyone feeling vulnerable, upset, scared and distressed in town centres.
Special Keep Safe Place stickers are on the doors of all organisations that have signed up to the scheme which has been developed by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with Age UK Leicestershire and Rutland, the police and local community partnerships.
In the area of Hinckley and Bosworth, Keep Safe Places have been setup in local libraries as well as the council offices, Hinckley Britannia Centre and other shops in Hinckley town centre. Staff can offer basic support, including a place to sit down and can contact friends or relatives if necessary. Other emergency services can be contacted should they be required.
You can get a full list of Keep Safe Places in the Hinckley and Bosworth area, the City and the County by clicking on Keep Safe Places Scheme (leicestershire.gov.uk)
Last updated: 21/07/2016 15:18