There’s a new scheme being launched in the town centre which needs businesses to get involved to make sure that everyone who visits can have a safe place where they can go to feel safe.
Not all of us are able to go about our daily lives with confidence, for some, visiting the town centre may be a necessary but difficult task. They may feel panicked, stressed or particularly vulnerable and when this happens a simple sign in a shop or door window can bring comfort and reassurance.
“Safe place in times of need”
The “Safe Place” initiative is being run by SWS (Standards of Wrexham Services) and is part of a national scheme. It gives people the security of knowing they, or people they care about, have a safe place to go in times of need. The safe place can be a shop, pub, library, council building or any place that is publicly available. A sticker will identify the place as a “Safe Place” and it will also appear in the national database.
Users will be registered and will carry a “Safe Places Card” with telephone numbers on which they should always have with them. Once in a “Safe Place” staff will be able to use the telephone numbers to ring a family member or close friend to come and provide support.
All training is provided by SWS and will last no more than 20 minutes.
“Eager to come on board”
Cllr Joan Lowe, Lead Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said: “I fully support this project which will go a step further to making our town centre as accessible as possible for visitors. I know it has been very successful in other areas and I am sure Wrexham businesses will be eager to come on board to register to become a “Safe Place”.”
Interested in becomimng a safe place? Then contact 01978 298475 and ask for Debbie or Nicole or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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