Specsavers in Cheltenham has signed up to a Keep Safe Scheme which offers a place of safety and support to vulnerable adults should they be in need of assistance.
The scheme aims to support people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or dementia who may be out on their own and require some help.
How it works
Specsavers Cheltenham now display a badge in the store window to let customers and passers-by know it is a registered safe place.
Vulnerable adults are encouraged to carry a membership card which displays their name and emergency contact details. Should the need arise, staff in the store can offer assistance or telephone the emergency contact.
‘We are delighted to be a part of the Keep Safe Scheme' said PR Coordinator, Emily Ashman. 'It is an important initiative in the community and we hope it makes people feel safer when they are out in the town'.
The Keep Safe Scheme in Gloucestershire was set up in July 2010 to support people across Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and the Forest of Dean.
Five years ago, the Police and Crime Commissioner in Gloucestershire commissioned the community interest company called Keep Safe Keep Active, enabling it to develop and expand the Keep Safe Scheme.
To join the scheme as a member or to become a registered safe place find out more here.