Indoor venues including restaurants, cafes and community centres will be reopening fully from 21st June. Barnet Mencap, together with Barnet Council and the Metropolitan Police, are relaunching the Barnet Safe Places Scheme and we would welcome your support.
We are asking people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autism where they feel safe when out in the community. We would be grateful if your clients could share their views in this survey.
We are aware that as the lockdown eases and society begins to re-integrate, many vulnerable people may feel anxious about being out in the community again.
The Barnet Safe Places Network aims to create a safe and strong community where people get along well and where we take a zero-tolerance approach to crime against our more vulnerable members.
What is the Safe Places Scheme?
A safe place helps vulnerable people if they feel scared, anxious or at risk while they are out in the community and need support right away. The safe place could be, for example, a café, a shop or supermarket, a library, or a community centre. Staff can help vulnerable people to phone a family member or carer and/or offer them somewhere safe to wait.