13 December 2021
Spire Elland Hospital are proud to join the Calderdale Safe Places Scheme. The scheme is to increase the safety and confidence of vulnerable people when they visit Halifax town centre.
What is the Safe Places Scheme?
The scheme offers support to vulnerable people and those with learning disabilities when they experience an incident while they're out and about in the borough. Incidents range from someone requiring directions, someone who has lost their wallet/purse or they may have been the target of harassment or bullying.
A vulnerable person might be someone:
- With a physical and/or learning disability
- With dementia or autism
- With a mental health illness
- Who is old, frail or ill
- Who is upset or in distress
How does it work?
If a person needs assistance, all they have to do is show their Safe Place card which includes an emergency contact's details. If a person presents and is not carrying the card, the same service applies. If a person with a vulnerability needs help and visits a Safe Place centre, the staff at the Safe Place venue will support the person and either call the contact number on the card, or if appropriate, in an emergency the police or relevant service.
Safe Place centres will display a poster promoting the scheme and are located across the borough including Halifax bus station, libraries, leisure centres, supermarkets, medical practices and community hubs across Calderdale.