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19 October 2018

A safe place for vulnerable people in our community

Nottingham Community Housing Association’s head office reception in Nottingham is now registered as a ‘safe place’ in the local community.

The Safe Places Scheme supported by Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Councils, provides places in the community where vulnerable people can go if they feel troubled or unsafe.

How does the scheme work?

A vulnerable person, such as somebody with a learning disability, carries a ‘Safe Places Help Card’ with their name and emergency contact details. Public premises who’ve signed up to become a ‘safe place’, display a sign to show that vulnerable people are able to come there for help if needed and the person can then show their card to a member of staff within the premises if they need assistance when out and about in the community.

Why have we signed up?

As part of our commitment to support vulnerable people we wanted to offer a space where people who may need extra help when they’re out in the community can go.

Want to find out more or join the scheme yourself?

Take a look at the Nottingham Mencap website for more information on the scheme.