Keep Safe

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Keep Safe aims to provide help and support to vulnerable people when they are out and about in Brentwood’s Town Centre. The scheme, which is aimed at people with learning disabilities, mental ill health and people over 60 is FREE to sign up for. Each new members will receive a welcome pack containing cards, key fobs, information leaflets and more. These items can be filled in with essential contact numbers which can be used in situations if they are feeling unwell or unsafe.

The Keep Safe scheme has already helped more than 2,000 people older people and people with a learning disability in Essex to feel safer in their towns and communities.

There are in excess of 100 Keep Safe venues across Essex, and by carrying Keep Safe cards and key rings labelled with essential telephone numbers, anyone who feels unwell, unsafe or disorientated can go to a Keep Safe venue and ask for help to contact a family member, friend or carer. The free scheme has received dedicated support from local traders and businesses offering to act as Keep Safe venues, and new partners to the scheme are always welcome.

Keep Safe was first launched by the CAVS Be Safer Project and Braintree District Council and has been so successful that it has been replicated for residents in the Chelmsford, Colchester, Tendring and Maldon areas. Rochford, Brentwood, Uttlesford and Harlow Councils are launching Keep Safe later this year.

If you would like to sign up for this scheme, please contact Daniel Cannon on 01277 312692 or daniel.cannon@brentwood.gov.uk

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