The purpose of the day was to raise awareness of the Safe Places scheme and it's members, and including the local support services available. The scheme helps support vulnerable young people and adults by providing a network of safe places around the country where individuals can find a warm and friendly face and necessary refuge, and to signpost if required.
The open day was organised by Emma White (Town Safety & Venue Liaison Officer from Experience Guildford), joined by Surrey Police, South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Service, Voluntary Action South West Surrey, Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy, Experience Guildford Town Rangers, The Baptist Church and Guildford Brough Council.
Waitrose, one of the Safe Places scheme members, kindly supported the event by providing refreshments for the day.
Some of the resources were also available and free to take away from The Guildford Library, Real Change Guildford, Oakleaf Enterprise, The Samaritans, Catalyst, Halow Project and more.
Commenting on the open day, Emma White, says; "It was lovely to raise awareness of the scheme and to talk and about the wonderful work and support there is in Guildford. Thank you to all that came and supported the event, and will look forward to the next Safe Place open day."
For more information on Guildford’s Safe Place scheme , and to view the town’s network of registered venues, please visit https://www.experienceguildford.com/initiatives/safe-places/
(Pictured: Shah Siddique form Shah's Secreto restaurant and Emma White from Experience Guildford)