Stapleford join Safe Place scheme
Our Stapleford branch has been named a ‘Safe Place’ for people with learning difficulties.
It is the latest of 140 organisations across Nottinghamshire to join the scheme, which is supported by Nottingham Mencap.
The charity is working with police to help vulnerable people in light of alarming figures detailing the high number of people affected by hate crime whilst going about their daily business.
The branch now proudly displays a ‘We are a Safe Place’ sticker to add their backing to the initiative. Nine out of ten people with a learning disability experienced a hate incident at some point over the last year.
Building society manager Karen Hill said: “We are not here to deal with people’s problems, just to be kind and welcoming to allow the person to recover and contact their support person.
“That is something we do anyway at The Nottingham as we build relationships with our customers, which in turn enables them to trust us. We are just widening this support to a group of vulnerable people in Stapleford.
“We are joining the library and health centre as a Safe Place and the sticker will be prominently seen and recognised.”
Photo caption: Our Stapleford branch with, inset, the sticker that customers can see in the window.
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