Students back Safer Places scheme
Some of the students at the College of West Anglia have signed up to join a Safer Places scheme which offers reassurance and security to people feeling vulnerable. The Police-organised project aims to give people more confidence to socialise in their communities by providing secure places for them to go if they need to. More than 30 businesses have signed up to become safe places in Norfolk Safer Places. Karen Soehnle, college Course Director for Finding Independence and Developing Independence, said the scheme was a benefit to any student or who has a learning disability or difficulty. So far students on developing independence and becoming independent courses had put their names forward. People who sign up are given a card on which they can put contact telephone numbers with two numbers of either family, friends or a carer.. Among businesses who have offered support are Sainsbury’s, The Globe Hotel, Lynn and Gaywood libraries, Lloyds and HSBC banks and West Norfolk Council and coffee shop.