Tag Archives: Safe Places

Safe Places Shropshire goes it alone

When the Safe Places Shropshire initiative was created in 2013 the scheme was completely new to the area.  The project team consisted of various local service user groups, Mencap, Shropshire Council and West Mercia Police.

It quickly became clear that the scheme would need one umbrella organisation to lead and to increase awareness of the assistance that could be made available to anyone who might be vulnerable, for whatever reason.  Ruby Hartshorn, who was then Chair of Shropshire Disability Network (SDN), was approached with a view to their trustees agreeing to lead this scheme. 

SDN accepted the challenge and has helped Safe Place Shropshire move from strength to strength. We now have over 500 premises signed up as Safe Places. Thousands of ‘Help’ cards have been distributed.  We wish to thank SDN and its members for believing in the scheme.

Now that Safe Places has become an established part of the community, the time is right for Safe Places to seek charity status in its own right.  As from June 2020, Safe Places Shropshire will no longer be a part of SDN.  Work will continue as before. 

We are looking forward to signing up our 600th Safe Place as well as organising our 8th birthday celebrations in July 2021.  Everyone who is part of the initiative, whether it is as one of our premises or as a volunteer, will be invited to this birthday party.  We hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join us.

Contact details are:

Chair: Ruby Hartshorn  safeplaceschair@gmail.com

Secretary: Ann Shaw safeplacessecretary@gmail.com

A Christmas Message from Safe Place Shropshire

Ann, Jo, Jess and Ruby, the Safe Place Shropshire Team would like to wish all our Safe Places a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Thank you to all who have asked about this community initiative, signed up to be part of Safe Place Shropshire or helped by buying our Safe Place badges, donated paperback books and other items for us to sell. enabling us to raise funds and further the scheme.

Our next event is at Edgmond Village Hall on Saturday 1st February 2020. Once again, we will have our table at their monthly Table Top sale.

New supplies of “I Need Help” Cards can also be obtained from safeplaceschair@gmail.com or safeplacessecretary@gmail.com Individuals can pick up at places who have signed up to the scheme or by emailing safeplaceschair@gmail.com or by calling/texting 07780 852229 .

We look forward to seeing you all in 2020.

Ann, Jo, Jess and Ruby

Dementia Awareness Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town are marking Dementia Awareness Week, 21 – 27 May, by inviting people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday 25 May 2018 at a very special price of just £5 per couple.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are an ideal place to get out of the house and meet other people in a safe and welcoming environment.  As members of the Dementia Action Alliance and the Safe Places Scheme, and with many staff being Dementia Friends, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums do all they can to make a visit as stress free and enjoyable as possible for all.

There is something for everyone at Blists Hill Victorian Town from looking at the Victorian cottages and shops, talking to the costumed demonstrators, having a ride on the fair or simply enjoying a cone of traditional fish and chips, while sitting in the flower garden.  

To obtain the special discount on 25 May 2018, guests living with dementia and their carers, just need to tell the staff that they are taking part in the Dementia Awareness Day.

There is plenty of onsite parking at Blists Hill Victorian Town which is free for Blue Badge holders and £3 per car for everyone else.

For more information please call 01952 433424 or visit https://www.ironbridge.org.uk

Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)

Start Date:
2nd September 2017

End Date:
2nd September 2017

Start Time:
9.30 am

End Time:
12.30 pm

Event title: Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)
Venue: Edgmond Village Hall, 14 and 16 Shrewsbury Rd, Edgmond, Newport TF10 8HU
Weblink: https://shropshire-disability.net/safe-shropshire/
Name: Ann Shaw
Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net
Telephone: 07970 816 030
Event description: Today there is a table top sale at Edgmond Village Hall.
Safe Places Shropshire will have a table with a selection of items all to be sold to raise funds for the ongoing work of Safe Place Shropshire.

Why not visit our Members Forum where you will find under Swap & Sell many items being sold some for Safe Places, Shropshire Disability Network or donations to other charities.

Click here for Diary of Events for Shropshire Disability Network: SDN-Dates-Events-for-2017-Members-September for updated (1)

Oakengates Carnival-SDN

Start Date:
1st July 2017

End Date:
1st July 2017

Start Time:
10 am

End Time:
16.00

Event title: Oakengates Carnival-SDN
Venue: Hartshill Park, Telford TF2 6AW
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: admin@shropshire-disability.net
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: Shropshire Disability Network have a stand at Oakengates Carnival this year. We are hoping to raise a few pounds plus awareness of our work together with the community initiative Safe Places which we lead on.

Oakengates Carnival is a great day out for all the family. There will be rides arena events, a procession and much more.

While Shropshire Disability Network will be there on the Saturday, don’t forget to come along on the Sunday as well.
We will be at Stall 15, so come along to find out more about the work Shropshire Disability Network does across the county and learn about Safe Places.
We hope you will buy something from us and help us to continue our work.

Lions Day on Wheels at Bowring Park-Safe Places

Start Date:
9th July 2017

End Date:
9th July 2002

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
16.00

Event title: Lions Day on Wheels at Bowring Park
Venue: Bowring Park Recreation Ground, Haygate Road, Wellington TF1 1QX
Weblinkwww.shropshire-disability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: hatecrime@shropshire-disability.net
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: Shropshire Disability Network with Safe Places Shropshire will have a stand at this event to raise a few pounds and awareness of our work. Please support us.

There is something for all tastes – some wonderful older cars on display as well as modern vehicles from the emergency services which always attract the children. Look out for vehicles with 1,2,3,4,6 or 8 wheels, previous years have included military, trucks, motorbikes, scooters, utility vehicles and even a barge on wheels! There is a full programme of entertainment in the arena. Children can have a go at some simple circus skills with professional coaching. There will some fairground rides and sideshows too. A wide variety of food and craft stalls will be offering their wares and some stalls will be raising funds for local charities.

Join us for our family fun day with lots on offer including:

  • Fun for the whole family,
  •  Rides,Food
  • Entertainment,Games,
  • tombola & lots to see & do

Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)

Start Date:
1st July 2017

End Date:
1st July 2017

Start Time:
9.30 am

End Time:
12.30 pm

Event title: Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)
Venue: Edgmond Village Hall, 14 and 16 Shrewsbury Rd, Edgmond, Newport TF10 8HU
Weblink: https://shropshire-disability.net/safe-shropshire/
Name: Ann Shaw
Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net
Telephone: 07970 816 030
Event description: Today there is a table top sale at Edgmond Village Hall.
Safe Places Shropshire will have a table with a selection of items all to be sold to raise funds for the ongoing work of Safe Place Shropshire.

Why not visit our Members Forum where you will find under Swap & Sell many items being sold some for Safe Places, Shropshire Disability Network or donations to other charities.

Click here for Diary of Events for Shropshire Disability Network: SDN-Dates-Events-for-2017-Members-July-2017-For-Print

Finding a home for the Books you read & helping Safe Places Shropshire

Shropshire Disability Network being umbrella organisation for Safe Places Shropshire are thrilled that Barclay Bank Bridgnorth are not only raising awareness about Safe Places Shropshire but raising funds as well.

Donations of books would be most welcome. If you are in the Bridgnorth area & have any unwanted books (all ages), we would be grateful if you would drop them into the branch at Barclays Bank, 65-66 High St, Bridgnorth WV16 4EE. Just inform the staff that they are for the Safe Place table. Barclays will match fund any monies raised so any donations would be brilliant.

For more information email hatecrime@shropshire-disability.net or call our mobile 07780 852 229.  

Thank to Jo Allmond for arranging this & thank you to Barclays Bank at Bridgnorth from Safe Place Shropshire team for supporting this community initiative.