MP welcomes Pershore Safe Places campaign
21st February 2017
West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has offered her support to a campaign to offer emergency ‘safe places’ for vulnerable people in Pershore.
The Safe Places initiative is a county-wide scheme which provides locations where vulnerable people or those in immediate difficulty can visit to get reassurance or support.
All Safe Place locations are identified by having a Safe Place sticker displayed. Locations have trained staff members that are able to give reassurance and also help people contact other appropriate support.
People with particular support needs are also able to access a brand new mobile phone app which indicates the nearest location where support can be found.
Pershore is the latest town to run the initiative, which is backed by the police, Wychavon District Council and local traders already runs in Kidderminster and Droitwich as well as a similar scheme in Malvern.
Harriett commented: “I have seen the Safe Place scheme in operation in other towns and know that it is an important initiative for those who feel nervous or vulnerable from time to time.
“I was particularly impressed with the mobile phone application which helps people find the nearest safe location and I encourage as many traders as possible to get involved to make Pershore as safe as it can possibly be.”
Photo: Wychavon District Council leader Linda Robinson, Harriett Baldwin MP and West Mercia Police Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Tracey Onslow attend the launch of the Pershore Safe Places Scheme with volunteers.