Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire visited our Safe Places scheme on Wednesday 29th April. The Safe Places scheme has been supported by his Safer Communities Fund so Mark was keen to see how the money was being used and meet some of the people the scheme has helped.
The visit took place at Huddersfield Bus Station which is one of the busiest Safe Places in Kirklees. Mark was able to talk with Helen who credits the scheme with her achieving employment as her confidence has improved since joining the scheme. A group from Kirklees College also paid a visit to let Mark know how the scheme fits in with their Keeping Safe topic and promoting independent travel.
The visit coincided with one of the scheme’s road shows where events are held to demonstrate partnership working and allows people to come along and find out more. West Yorkshire Police, Kirklees Involvement Network and Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance attended to give out information and there were a number of people who joined the Safe Place scheme.
Further road shows are planned for Thursday 21st May at ASDA Huddersfield, 10.30am-12.30pm and the Options Centre, Dewsbury on 16th June, 10am-12pm.