Vulnerable people in Hull can feel safer in the city thanks to a project that provides support when its needed most.
Safe Place Hull works with shops, banks, bus stations, tourist attractions and other public places to create a safe environment someone can go for help if they are lost, worried or confused.
Staff at a Safe Place will look after someone until a carer or family member arrives and are trained to provide support.
They receive training on how some conditions such as dementia might affect someone’s behaviour.
Hull has just under 50 locations registered as a Safe Place.
To become a Safe Place, premises sign up to a voluntary agreement to ensure they commit to providing quality support in a safe environment.
They are offered training and use stickers and signs with a recognised logo so they can be identified by a vulnerable person or their carer.
A launch event will take place tomorrow from 10am to noon at The Guildhall in Lowgate, Hull.
Representatives from Hull City Council and Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner will be at the event to give details on how to get involved.
Councillor Gwen Lunn, portfolio holder for Public Health and Adult Social Care, who will speak at the event, said: “The Safe Place project is a really fantastic way for the more vulnerable members of our community to feel safe and confident when they are out and about.
“A Safe Place is primarily for people with learning difficulties and conditions such as dementia, however they may be accessed by anyone who is vulnerable, out in Hull and needs support in a safe environment and would like a family member or carer contacting”
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