A new scheme to help vulnerable and disabled people in Attleborough was launched on Wednesday.
Norfolk Safer Places is adapted from a national project called The Safe Place Scheme and helps to give disabled people somewhere to go if they feel vulnerable.
The project in Attleborough is to be the fourth one in the county, after the Cromer scheme was set-up in December, followed this year by Dereham and Gorleston in March and July.
It is being launched by Norfolk Constabulary along with the charity Opening Doors, which aims to help people with learning disabilities become more confident and independent.
Vulnerable or disabled people can sign-up to the scheme and they receive a yellow card with their name and the telephone numbers of two nominated contacts, which could be their family, friends or a carer.
Five premises in Attleborough have so far agreed to be a ‘Safe Place’. They are: Sainsburys; Attleborough Library; The Griffin, Norfolk Kitchen Diner; and Attleborough Community Hub.
Once the scheme has been launched in Attleborough there is still some hope that other places might be interested in signing up. It is being masterminded by the police’s Safer Neighbourhood Team.
PSCO Dion Phillips, of the team, has more details.
Safer Places is to help people with a disability be safer when out inn the community. If people are harassed, bullied, scared or lost they can ask for help in one of the places that shows a special sticker. They can then show their membership card to a member of the staff.