The latest premises to sign up to become a Keep Safe place for vulnerable people in East Lothian is the Port Seton Centre. They join Haddington RBS, Tea at Tiffany's in North Berwick and all Co-op stores and Police Stations.
Keep Safe is an award winning initiative developed in partnership with Police Scotland and I Am Me Scotland The initiative works with a network of local businesses to create 'Keep Safe' places in the community for anyone feeling lost, frightened or who has been a victim of crime. Keep Safe staff are trained to offer assistance if required.
The initiative aims to ensure that people feel safe when participating in community life. Many people can feel scared, frightened or vulnerable when out in the community and this can in many cases lead to social isolation. Keep Safe aims to offer a network of safe places to help encourage people to participate in daily community life free from the fear of harassment and abuse.
Sometimes due to disability or age related illness, people can easily become disorientated, lost or become confused, especially in and around unfamiliar surroundings. Keep Safe can offer a reassurance that there is somewhere people can seek assistance if required. If you would like more information on how you can be involved visit www.iammmescotland.co.uk