What is the Safe Place scheme?
The Safe Place scheme works by asking local businesses, who have signed up to the initiative, to place a Safe Place sticker in their window.
How does it work?
The sticker identifies a business as a place where vulnerable people can seek help should they feel uncomfortable or unsafe when out and about. This usually means making a telephone call on the person’s behalf; to the police, a parent, carer or support worker and providing a temporary safe haven until support arrives. It may be as simple as offering someone a place to sit and a glass of water.
A vulnerable person includes someone who:
- is elderly
- has a physical disability, including visual or hearing impairment
- has a learning disability
- has a mental health condition
- has an illness or condition.
Why get involved?
By signing up to the scheme, businesses will be providing reassurance to both users of this service and their carers, enabling people to live independent lives with an increased sense of security in their community.
Slough businesses are being invited to sign up to the scheme. If you would like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Safe Place scheme is supported by Safer Slough Partnership, Slough Employ-Ability and Thames Valley Police, as well as the Slough Town Centre Partnership.
Leaflet on Safe Place scheme
Find out more information about the national scheme.
Premises currently signed up to the scheme
- Slough Borough Council buildings (St Martins Place, Landmark Place, The Curve, Britwell, Chalvey, Arbour Park)
- Job Centre Plus, Yew Tree Road
- Sue Ryder
- Kingsway Church
- H Samuel
- HSBC bank
- Everyone Active buildings (Montem Leisure Centre, Slough Ice Rink, Salt Hill Activity Centre, Langley Leisure Centre)