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South Ribble premises join ‘safe space’ scheme to help disabled people in need

Posted on - 3rd December, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Crime, Politics, South Ribble News
Station Road in Bamber Bridge Pic: Google
Station Road in Bamber Bridge Pic: Google

In October 2021, PC Ash and Torsif from Preston’s Community Cohesion Team worked in partnership with Disability Equality North West (DENW) to sign up premises in and around Preston to be a ‘safe place’ for those who may be vulnerable.

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The safe place scheme helps people if they feel scared or at risk whilst out and about in the community.

Read more: Over 73 premises across Preston sign up to tackle hate crime and create ‘safe spaces’ for disabled people

It ensures these people can access support right away.

Feedback was given about the scheme, and the feedback said that the community wanted to see South Ribble involved in the initiative, so now they are.

25 premises have now been signed up to the scheme in Bamber Bridge, meaning there are over 100 safe spaces across Preston and South Ribble.

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