How it works
The Safe Place Scheme has been set up to help people who might feel vulnerable when they are out and about in Slough.
Businesses who have signed up to the scheme will put a Safe Place sticker in their window. This shows it is a place where a vulnerable person can go in an emergency and get help to call the police, a family member, carer or support worker.
The businesses will not make lots of calls, but will provide somewhere safe to wait until help and support arrives. It may be as simple as offering someone a place to sit and a glass of water.An emergency could be when the person is unwell, scared or lost.
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.