Frome Town Hall is now a designated Safe Place for vulnerable people to turn to if they feel threatened or overwhelmed when in public.
The scheme is designed to help people with communication difficulties, such as dementia or a learning disability, stay safe when they are out and about.
Mayor of Frome Richard Ackroyd said, “The Town Hall has always been a welcoming building for all members of the public and we are delighted to be the first officially recognised Safe Place in Frome, other the Police Enquiry Office. We hope that soon it will be one of many to offer a space where people feel able to ask for help when they need it most.”
As well as recognised Safe Places buildings, there is also a dedicated phone number that is available 24 hours a day. Together, these elements mean that vulnerable people can get support wherever and whenever they need it.
A Safe Places sign is now displayed on the Town Hall noticeboard to ensure that people know it is part of the scheme.
Avon and Somerset Police are responsible for the overall running of the Safe Places. If you’re interested in finding out more your building becoming a Safe Place please email SafePlacesAdmin@avonandsomerset.police.uk