Learning Disabilities Week 2015

As Learning Disabilities week (15-21 June) approaches, St.Helens Council would like to reiterate the importance of reporting hate crime and remind people of the services available to support vulnerable people.

The St.Helens People's Forum has re-launched the Safer in Town initiative to protect and give confidence to vulnerable people visiting St.Helens.

This is done by offering them a simple card and key ring with appropriate contact details on them can help people to feel safe and more confident.  The scheme also provides a list of locations in the town where an offer of help can be found just helps to build people's confidence.

St.Helens Council's Cabinet Member for Transport, Housing and Community Safety, Councillor Richard McCauley, said: "The safety of people visiting the town centre remains our number one priority and we will do our utmost to support and protect the people who it most through the Safer in Town initiative.

 "The council takes all forms of hate crimes very seriously and encourages anyone suffering from, or who has witnessed this sort of crime, to report it immediately."

 You can report hate crime to Merseyside Police on 101 or call Stop Hate UK on 0800 138 1625

To sign the St.Helens No Place for Hate pledge, or for more information, visit: http://www.safersthelens.org.uk/pledges/hate-crime-pledge/

 For more information or to sign up for the Safer in Town scheme, please call the Safer Communities team on 01744 673021

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