Safer in Town

St. Helens Peoples Choice, with the support of the St. Helens Hate Crime Partnership, have launched a new initiative called Safer in Town.

The initiative is designed to boost the confidence and increase the safety of people with learning difficulties, whilst out and about in St. Helens Town Centre.

People who choose to take part in the scheme are issued with a key ring or fold out card featuring the Safer in Town Logo (above)- containing useful telephone numbers in case of an accident, injury or crime.

Shops, Cafes, Pubs and public buildings, who have signed up to be venues for the scheme, will display a matching sticker in their window.

Members of the scheme then know that the venue is a place that they can go to if they are feeling unsafe whilst out and about.

The aim of the campaign is to empower those with learning difficulties to communicate, become independent and stand up for their rights.

If you would like to become a member or host venue for the Safer in Town initiative, please contact St Helens Peoples Choice on 01744 613853.

If you have been a victim of disability hate crime, please report the incident to Merseyside Police or complete the St. Helens Council hate crime reporting form on the St website.

You can also contact Merseyside Police on 0151 709 6010 (Police non-emergency number)

In an emergency situation you should always dial 999