Safe Place Scheme locations are venues in the community (see map at the bottom of the page) where people who need extra support can go if they need some help. This ‘help’ can range from a phone call to home, or help with directions.
The idea is that more vulnerable people can use the venues if they are feeling unsafe. Many who benefit from the scheme never actually use them, but the existence of them allows people to feel safer, and go out and about more (live more independently).
Other locations nationwide can also be viewed here: www.widgit.com/safeplacescheme/
This website: www.safeplaces.org.uk has embedded symbols to ensure as many user groups as possible can access the Safe Place Scheme information by using FS Me font and ‘Point’ software (however your mouse over a word and the symbol appears). This Works with both touch screens and interactive whiteboards.
Recommended: Warwickshire County Council – Safe Place Scheme Video
Please do not use the contact details at the end of this video.
Other training videos can also be found on this website: www.widgit.com/safeplacescheme/
Guidance Leaflet for locations in Hartlepool (includes A4 Poster on the cover)
Guidance leaflet for locations in Middlesbrough (includes A4 Poster on the cover)
Redcar and Cleveland
Guidance leaflet for locations in Redcar & Cleveland (includes A4 Poster on the cover)
Guidance leaflet for locations in Stockton-on-Tees (includes A4 Poster on the cover)