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Bishop's Waltham named a safe place for vulnerable
4:00am Friday 6th December 2013 in News
BISHOP’S Waltham is now officially a Safe Place for vulnerable people.
Shops have signed up to become Safe Places, where disabled and vulnerable people can go and wait for a carer to be called if they are lost, harassed, feeling scared or confused.
The Safe Places can be recognised by a distinctive yellow sticker in their window.
People wishing to use the sche-me can request a card on which they write their name and the number of two trusted contacts.
When they show their card to staff in the Safe Place, a phone call can be made to either of those numbers so that the person can be reassured or collected.
The scheme was launched in Bishop’s Waltham in November and a special event was attended by over 50 people.
Cards are free and are available through Winchester Mencap at the Discovery Centre and Winchester Area Community Action at the Colebrook Centre.
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