North Walsham

Safer places scheme launched in North Walsham

Just Regional
May 1, 2015 2 mins read

A new scheme, which aims to give vulnerable and disabled people a place to go if they find themselves in need of help whilst out and about in North Walsham, is being launched today.

Norfolk Safer Places is adapted from a national project called The Safe Place Scheme and helps to give disabled people somewhere to go if they feel vulnerable.

The scheme has been successfully launched previously in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Fakenham, Attleborough and Gorleston.

Sergeant Duncan Keable, who has helped launch the scheme in the town, said: “This project aims to make North Walsham a safer place to visit and supports some of the more vulnerable members of our community.

“Local businesses involved in the scheme will display a sticker in their window showing that they are a designated ‘safer place’ and that staff there will do all they can to offer help if required.

“Meanwhile, vulnerable or disabled people who have signed up to the scheme will receive a yellow card with their name and the telephone numbers of two nominated contacts, which could be a friend, relative or carer.”

12 premises have so far agreed to be a ‘safer place’ in the town and they are: Sainsbury’s; McColls; Christopher’s; Break Charity; The Drug Store; Boots; House of Hobbies; Lidl; Roys as well as Tesco Express in Mundesley and Bacton Cafe and Post Office in Bacton.

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