Portsmouth is a member of the national Safe Places scheme. Organisations and businesses across the city have signed up to be Safe Places and can offer help if someone is anxious, scared or at risk while they are out and about and feel they need support.
Safe Places will provide a quiet and calm space for someone to sit. Staff will be able to listen to any problems, and can make a phone call to a family member, friend, or emergency services if necessary.
Safe Places will welcome any adult who feels vulnerable, particularly people with learning disabilities, dementia, mental health issues, physical disabilities, autism, and older people.
Businesses and organisations that are part of the Safe Places scheme will display a sticker in their window and will be listed on the free Safe Places app, which is available to download on all smartphones via the App store and Google Play.