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Reminder About 'Safe Places' in Bridlington

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1:19pm 10th January 2018
(Updated 7:51am 13th January 2018)

Did you know that all of East Riding of Yorkshire council’s public facing venues offer a safe place where vulnerable people can be supported if they feel frightened or lost while out and about?

The Safe Place scheme, which is led locally by Humberside Police in partnership with the council, aims to help vulnerable people stay safe while out and about in their community.

The scheme provides help and support to people in need, including those who:

  • have learning disabilities or difficulties
  • have dementia
  • need support or require assistance while in public
  • are feeling vulnerable, scared, confused or lost

There are numerous safe places across the East Riding, including all public facing council-run venues. All buildings signed up to the scheme have a ‘safe place’ sticker on display.

In Bridlington, they are:


Bridlington Town Council
YO16 4HX

NHS Trainers / Bridlington
YO15 2AB

The Community Copshop
YO15 2AR

Brid. Tourist Info. Centre
YO15 2NP

Tesco Bridlington
YO15 3 EP

Morrisons Bridlington
YO16 4SJ

The Promenades Shopping Centre
YO15 2DX

The Samaritans Charity Shop
YO15 2SF

Woodcock Mobility
YO15 2SA

Bridlington Library
YO15 2DF

Bridlington North Library
YO16 6YD

Adult Learning Centre
YO15 2DF

A person may enter a safe place, for example if they feel frightened or are being harassed while out in public, because they feel vulnerable, need advice, feel disorientated or need help finding their way home.

People who want to access the scheme carry a card which has their personal details and those of a trusted contact on.

When someone enters a ‘safe place’, all they need to do is show their card to a member of staff who will then offer them somewhere to sit before calling the named contact on the card.

Councillor Richard Harrap, council portfolio holder for adult and carer services, said:

“The Safe Place scheme can provide a vital source of reassurance and support to some of the region’s most vulnerable adults.

I would encourage anyone who feels they may benefit from having this sort of reassurance, or anyone who cares for someone who may benefit, to find out more or sign up.”

Anyone who is interested in making their business or organisation a part of the scheme, or want more information about joining the scheme, can visit the Humberside Police website at www.humberside.police.uk/safeplace


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