What are Safe Places?

A Safe Place offers help if someone is anxious, scared or at risk while they are out and about and need support.

What does the Safe Place offer?

Staff in the Safe Places receive a variety of training (First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, Dementia Awareness, Deaf Awareness and more) so they are prepared to offer a warm welcome.

The staff will offer support both local residents and visitors to the town .

Signposting to local support agencies

How do I use a Safe Place?

If you are lost or afraid look for a Safe Place sticker. You can go into a Safe Place and ask for help. You can meet new people in Safe Places.

Where are the registered Safe Places in Guildford?

You can see a list of all Guildfords Safe Place below or click the button below to see an interactive map.

Safe Places map

Safe Places in Guildford

  • Guildford Library
  • Holy Trinity Church*
  • Lush
  • Millmead Baptist Church
  • Metro Bank
  • Mount Alvernia Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Church*
  • The Friary Guildford (Management Suite Ground Floor)
  • The Guildford Institute
  • The Hideaway
  • The Hive
  • Waitrose
  • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
  • HSBC Guildford (Temporarily for refurbishment until 24th June 2024
  • Guildford Action
  • Oakleaf Enterprise
  • The Boileroom
  • The Electric Theatre
  • Shah’s Secreto
  • The Bear Garden
  • G Live
  • Labyrinth Nightclub
  • Barclay's Bank

*Safe Place available when sign displayed outside

You can also opt to carry a Safe Places card with your emergency contacts on the back

Quiet Hours in Guildford

-Quiet shopping mornings at The Friary every Tuesday between 9am and 11am. (Mall Music off * Mall lights turned down.

-Lush Cosmetics, Friary street, every Tuesday 10am-11am. (No music)

-Decathlon, North Street, Every Tuesday 10am -11am. (Reduced lighting * No Music * No in-store announcements * Reduced Noise)

-The Entertainer, North Street, every Monday - Saturday 9am-10am (No Music)

Safe Places card

You can also opt to carry a Safe Places card with your emergency contacts on the back.

You can pick up your Safe Place card from:

  • Metrobank Guildford
  • Lush Guildford
  • Tourist Information Centre
  • Guildford Library

Guildford Warm Hubs

Help with finding a warm hub

Warm hubs are local, safe, accessible, warm and welcoming spaces where you are welcome to spend your day. Whether you need a quiet space to work, want to connect and enjoy the company of others, entertain the kids or have a bite of lunch, there is something for everyone.

In Guildford we have warm hubs located at:

1.The Hive Community Centre 2. Guildford Baptist Church 3. Guildford United Reformed Church 4. Guildford Library 5. Grace Church 6. Guildford Community Learning Centre 7. Oak Cafe at St Peters Shared Church St Francis Church Merrow Methodist Church**

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Safe Places Support Links

We've gathered together lots of additional resources and support links that may help you further.

Safe Places Support Links

Want to know more?

If you have any questions about The Safe Place Scheme, or would like more information, please get in touch.

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