‘Keep safe places’ for those feeling vulnerable

Published Thursday 6 December 2018

With stores getting increasingly busy with Christmas approaching, shoppers are reminded that ‘keep safe places’ are available.

A number of venues are available in busy retail areas across Leicestershire for anyone who feels overwhelmed, vulnerable, scared or distressed.

Keep safe place

Stickers can be seen at the front of ‘keep safe places’ which include libraries and shops that have signed up to the scheme.

Keep safe places in the Harborough district are:

  • Broughton Astley Library, Main Street, Broughton Astley, LE9 6RD
  • Fleckney Library, School Street, Fleckney, LE8 8AS
  • Lutterworth Library, George Street, Lutterworth, LE17 4ED
  • Market Harborough Library at The Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, , LE16 7AG

Handy videos which outline how to use them is available here https://youtu.be/-cT9x5r9vvg and here https://youtu.be/AqodalcUTw8

Keep Safe Places is a local partnership scheme led by County Council with the police, city and district councils, local community partnerships and Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland.

Council offices, police stations and libraries also provide Keep Safe cards which show the details of who to contact in an emergency, or medical assistance that may be needed.

Keep Safe Place users also have the option of being referred to First Contact, a multi-agency initiative that checks if people would benefit from a host of services and advice such as getting the right benefits, smoke alarms, help with their finances or support for carers.

To find your nearest Keep Safe Place or find out where to get a Keep Safe Card, look out for a window sticker/poster or visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/find-a-keep-safe-place