Supporting Vulnerable People

This month, our colleagues in Community Safety raised awareness of the Safe Places scheme as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week. A safe place helps vulnerable people if they feel scared or at risk while they are out and about in the community and need s

 

Supporting Vulnerable People

This month, our colleagues in Community Safety raised awareness of the Safe Places scheme as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week.

A safe place helps vulnerable people if they feel scared or at risk while they are out and about in the community and need support right away.

Anyone with a Safe Places card can ask a member of staff to phone their nominated person, whether it be a carer or family member. If they do not have a card they can still enter any participating location and ask for assistance.

Rotherham is already registered with the National Safe Places network but due to coronavirus a number of venues are currently closed. The Community Safety Team are therefore encouraging more locations to sign up so if you know of anyone interested get in touch with Helen Thorpe at [email protected]

More information can be found on www.saferrotherham.org.uk

Alongside this, the Council has also been supporting the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme, run by Purple Flag and ATCM.

The scheme is dedicated to helping businesses identify customers with a hidden disability and become confident to provide them with additional help. Choosing to wear a Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates that the wearer has a hidden disability and may need additional support, help or more time. To find out more about the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower website go to https://lnkd.in/dBbunuF

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