The aim of the Safe Places project is to establish Safe Places across Kirklees that provide a safe environment for people who may require some additional support when out and about in the community.
Safe Places are there to be used when people may feel in need of a little extra help or support for various reasons; for example, during times of anxiety, fear or distress. Safe Places are all buildings that are open to the public such as shops, leisure centres or public buildings. They are ‘havens’ for people to turn to in busy public places.
The Safe Places scheme aims to give people with learning disabilities more confidence to travel independently around Kirklees. We also hope that carers in turn will feel more confident when their loved ones go out knowing that there is help nearby.
For more information and to find out how to get a Safe Places card visit http://mencapinkirklees.wordpress.com/today/safe-places/
For more information about how it works view this film:http://youtu.be/fRrlBcKLKBA