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Helping vulnerable people to 'KEEP SAFE'

20 May 2011

Hammersmith & Fulham is launching KEEP SAFE, a scheme to support vulnerable people, in Lyric Square on 21 May, from 10.30am until 2pm.

The group, formed by  Hammersmith and Fulham Police and the Council’s specialist Hate Crime Advisors, comprises carers and members of the disabled community who live in the borough. Members represent a wide spectrum of vulnerable people, including people with learning difficulties, the young and elderly, and people with physical and mental disabilities.

To mark the group’s beginning, a new initiative called KEEP SAFE is being piloted in King Street. 

KEEP SAFE offers vulnerable people support in busy shopping hubs. Shops in King Street, including Boots, M&S, Primark and The Body Shop, have volunteered their staff for special training that will mean disabled people will have the confidence to ask them for help if they feel intimidated, unwell or lost.
 
Whilst Hammersmith and Fulham has some of the lowest levels of hate crime in London, police and council specialists are committed to offering support for communities.

Anyone wanting to find out more is welcome to join the KEEP SAFE launch in Lyric Square on Saturday 21 May from 10.30am until 2pm.

Police, council and charity representatives will be there to answer questions and sign people up to the initiative.

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