Keep Safe Scheme
Keep Safe Scheme Overview
The Keep Safe Card is a countywide scheme which helps people with any disability or condition which may make them vulnerable feel safe and secure when out and about.
The project encourages people with a disability, people who experience mental illness, or people who may be vulnerable in any way, to sign up as Keep Safe Card holders. When they register they are provided a Keep Safe Card, which holds some basic details about the person’s needs as well as contact details for people close to them, such as family or carers, who can be telephoned in an emergency. The card also gives an idea of how best to help and communicate with the card holder.
The card can then be shown whenever the holder feels lost, bullied, worried about their safety or in need of assistance in any way and helps us understand their needs if they are in crisis.
Help may be found in shops, libraries, leisure centres, GP surgeries or anywhere a person feels they can ask for support. The three emergency services, police, fire and ambulance, will also be able to access the information to be able to support the person in the best possible way.
To sign up for a Keep Safe Card or for more information:
Telephone: 01604 888963
Visit: www.keepsafenorthants.org to register for a keep safe card and further details about the Keep Safe Scheme