Safe Place Scheme
Our Safer Communities Team has launched a 'safe place' scheme, with the Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross (CILPK), training local staff to help people with a disability who may have difficulties accessing assistance or advice whilst in the city centre.
A number of focus groups organised in conjunction with the Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross (CILPK) have identified that people with a disability sometimes have difficulty in accessing assistance or advice if they need to when in the city centre. This initiative has been developed to try and deal with these issues.
Through 'Safe Place', visitors to the City Centre who have a disability would be able to go into local shops/businesses who are members of the scheme if they are feeling worried or concerned and staff within these shops will be able to assist them.
The businesses involved will have a sign in a prominent part of their shop window indicating they are a 'Safe Place' and they will ensure that they have a trained, designated member of staff who would be able to provide any necessary help or advice.
There are a series of ongoing meetings to discuss relevant subjects.
Anyone wishing further information, contact Jennifer McOmish from the Safer Communities Team on 01738 476173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or David McPhee from Equalities on 01738 476782 or email email@example.com.