Helping vulnerable residents be more independent
Events raising awareness to a scheme aimed at giving vulnerable people more independence and feel safe when out and about in Chiltern and South Bucks are being held in both Districts.
The joint Community Safety team for Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council in conjunction with partner agencies is holding two Safe Place Scheme information sessions on:
- Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at Chesham Library between 10.30am - 2pm.
- Friday 6th October 2017 at Burnham Library between 10.30am - 2pm.
The Safe Place Scheme helps support vulnerable members of the community while they are out and about. A sticker in the window of a business identifies the premises as a safe place. Users of the service can seek help there if needed, and will be able to make a phone call or remain in the premises until a family member or carer is able to attend.
The scheme, which has operated successfully for five years, is supported in 22 towns and villages in Chiltern and South Bucks Districts.
Here are some comments people who use the scheme:
"Makes people feel protected."
"It encourages me to come out on my own."
"Makes me feel like I am part of my town."
"I think the Safe Place Scheme is a great idea because it makes the town more safe for people....it just makes sense!"
Please feel free to pop along for a cuppa and a chat and find out more about the scheme.
Lists of the current Safe Places can be found at http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/safeplacescheme, http://www.southbucks.gov.uk/safeplacescheme and www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/community/community-safety/safe-place-scheme/
For further information please contact the joint Community Safety team by phoning 01494 586535 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.