Keeping Safe Project

MacIntyre has been delivering the Keeping Safe Project, supported and funded by Derbyshire County Council, since 2009. The project aims to support adults with a learning disability to recognise and report Hate Crime and enhance their community safety.

The project has a team of Keeping Safe Champions who are people with a learning disability who deliver free training workshops. The team regularly delivers workshops on the following topics:

  • Internet Safety – this can be to a small group or one to one
  • Hate Crime
  • Friend or Pretend Friend
  • Keeping Safe when out and about – including using cash machines, carrying our belongings safely, getting taxis safely
  • How to handle bogus callers

The Mag

Developed in 2002, the Mag is a seasonal magazine developed for and by the people we support. The Mag features artwork, recipes, news and stories about new activities, achievements and adventures. Please email [javascript protected email address] to find out more.


MacIntyre Inspired 4 Training (i4t group) is a group of people with learning disabilities in Chesterfield who deliver training for staff teams and for people with a learning disability.

The MacIntyre i4t group offers 3 free workshops:

  • Opening Eyes with See Ability is a workshop that teaches people with a learning disability what we can do to look after our eyes and our glasses. This is part of the See Ability peer support network.
  • Great Interactions™ is a fun and interactive workshop which demonstrates how we can facilitate good communication with people with a learning disability.
  • ‘It’s all about me, me, me’ is a simple one page tool which helps people to get to know their staff teams or peers.

Safe Places

We also work in partnership with Derbyshire County Council’s Safe Place scheme. With our Keeping Safe Champions, we assist in finding and then training Safe Places, which people in need can go to if they need help when they are out and about in Derbyshire. There are currently over 160 Safe Places across the county.

To find out more please contact

Catherine Farrell, Person Centred Approaches Advisor