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 Helens.gov.uk website.
You can also contact Merseyside
Police on 0151 709 6010 (Police non-emergency
In an emergency situation you
should always dial 999.