The Safe Place Scheme in Slough

What is the Safe Place scheme?

The Safe Place Scheme has been set up to help people who might feel vulnerable when they are out and about in Slough. 

Businesses who have signed up to the scheme will put a Safe Place sticker in their window. This shows it is a place where a vulnerable person can go in an emergency and get help to call the police, a family member, carer or support worker.

The businesses will not make lots of calls, but will provide somewhere safe to wait until help and support arrives. It may be as simple as offering someone a place to sit and a glass of water.An emergency could be when the person is unwell, scared or lost.

A vulnerable person includes someone who:

  • is elderly
  • has a physical disability, including visual or hearing impairment
  • has a learning disability
  • has a mental health condition
  • has an illness or condition.

How residents can sign up

Vulnerable residents can get a card to carry with them, which they can put some emergency contact details on to. 

What to do:

• Carry emergency contact details on you at all times 
• Know which businesses are part of the scheme by looking out for the sticker 
• Always try to explain what help you need if you do have to use the scheme in an emergency.

If you would like to take part in this scheme or would like further information, please contact Slough Borough Council's Community Safety Team on 

    How local businesses can get involved

    By signing up to the scheme, businesses will be providing reassurance to vulnerable residents and their carers, enabling people to live more independent lives, with an increased sense of security in their community.

    Slough businesses are being invited to sign up to the scheme. If you would like to get involved, please contact

    The Safe Place scheme is supported by Safer Slough Partnership, Slough Employ-Ability and Thames Valley Police , as well as the Slough Town Centre Partnership.

    Safe Places in Slough

      The following places are now signed up to the Safe Place scheme in Slough.

      • Slough Borough Council buildings (Observatory House, The Curve, Britwell, Chalvey, Arbour Park)
      • Job Centre Plus, Yew Tree Road
      • Sue Ryder
      • Kingsway Church
      • Boots
      • Santander
      • Shopmobility
      • Tesco
      • Sainsburys
      • H Samuel
      • Starbucks
      • Natwest
      • HSBC bank
      • Scope
      • Everyone Active buildings (Langley Leisure Centre, Salt Hill Activity Centre, Slough Ice Rink, The Centre)
      • Stoke Poges Lane Mosque.

      Who to contact

      Helen Buckland
      Safe Place Scheme 

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