Last Friday, 20 November, saw staff, Champions and community partners from the police and council come together to celebrate a year of MacIntyre’s Reps on Board project seeking and training over 30 new Safe Places across towns in Derbyshire.
The assembled had a brilliant day at Chesterfield FC sharing the achievements of the work which has taken place this year finding more Safe Places and the huge team effort involved. The Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner grant has meant the group made a massive boost to the number of Safe Places people with a learning disability can go to if they need help when they are out and about.
Practical Independent Living Services Development Officer for Derbyshire County Council, Ruth Dickinson said; “…thanks to all the businesses and representatives involved in the scheme. I look forward to seeing the progress to be made over the next 12 months.”
Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles said the Safe Places Scheme was “…an absolutely impressive project that it has been an honour to be a part of. It shows the real essence of what community policing is all about.”
A great example of communities working together to make lives safer for people with a learning disability.