Friday, May 20, 2016

Dundee Safe Place Initiative Launch

Yesterday, I was pleased to attend the Dundee Safe Place Initiative Launch that took place at the Steeple Church.  

Advocating Together (Dundee), the local, independent advocacy, capacity building organisation based in the West End, secured funding from the Rank Foundation to develop the initiative.

The Safe Place Initiative aims to help disabled, vulnerable, and older people in the city centre to feel confident, safe, and free from the fear of abuse, intimidation and harassment.

Presentation from the Safe Place Initiative Launch
If someone feels they are being bullied, abused or harassed while they are out they will have Safe People they can approach and/or Safe Places and Specialised Safe Places within the city centre to go to.

It is a really great initiative and interested businesses, organisations and people can contact Advocating Together to find out more about what they could offer vulnerable people in Dundee.

Later yesterday, I attended the Anti-Social Behaviour Strategic Development Group meeting, had my weekly ward surgery at Blackness Primary School and attended the quarterly meeting of the West End Local Community Planning Partnership meeting at Blackness Library.