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Warrington safe places project launched
11:00am Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
A SCHEME to help disabled people enjoy time in the town ‘without the threat of abuse’ has been launched.
People with learning difficulties and other vulnerable residents will have places identified in the town centre where they can go for help if they feel intimidated, bullied or worried.
Businesses including pubs, cafes and libraries can register and display the Safe Places scheme sticker while individuals will have a special ID card, containing details of people known to them should they need help.
Clr Pat Wright, executive board member for health and wellbeing at the council, said: “We hope this community initiative will give vulnerable and disabled people the boost to come into the town centre more often safe in the knowledge that if they do feel anxious there are people and places prepared to help.”
The Gateway is the first registered ‘Safe Places’ premises in conjunction with the council and Warrington Speak Up.
To join the scheme or register as a safe place, call 246888.