Safe Place Scheme
We are delighted to be working with CILPK (Centre for Inclusive Living Perth & Kinross) to be part of the Safe Place Scheme which they run in partnership with Perth & Kinross Council.
Through ‘Safe Place’, visitors to Perth City Centre who have a disability are able to go into local shops/ businesses who are members of the scheme if they are feeling worried or concerned and staff within these shops will be able to assist them.
Individuals will be given a personalised card and the scheme is open to everyone who would benefit from this. Businesses also display a sticker in their windows so young people will know who is taking part, information will also be sent with a list of participating businesses which include numerous venues in the town including Live Active venues and various shops and cafes in the city centre.
The form allows the applicant to provide the details that they want on the safe place card. This can be things like giving people time to speak, or maybe where you keep your medication. You can also select pictures to go on the card to make communication even easier.
Perth Autism Support, along with being a safe place venue for individuals will be supporting our Young Adult Group to complete the applications for the card through their weekly social group, but we would recommend that parents arrange for their young person to get a card if they go out independently from any age. Please feel free to put Perth Autism Support down as an emergency contact number should you feel it is appropriate.
For further information on the scheme or sign your young person up for a card please check out the application form online here or let us know and we can arrange a paper application form to be available for you.
Should you require any further information regarding the Safe Place Scheme, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Hutt, Young Adult Co-ordinator on 01738 451081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org