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15 July 2010, 09:32
Helping adults with learning disabilities feel safe
The scheme allows vulnerable adults with learning difficulties to call into shops and centres in Gloucestershire for help if they feel afraid or upset.
The aim is to give them more freedom for an independant life, knowing that they can go out without their carer or family member but still have help at hand.
Shops who volunteer to be in the scheme show a sticker in the window - and the adults using the scheme carry a card with their details and an emergency contact number on it.
Leo is a fan and has been an advocate for the launch in Gloucestershire.
Richard works at the Drop in Centre in Gloucester and thinks its a great idea.
One of the people involved in setting it up is Detective Constable Hannah Mackie, she told heart's Kate Justice why its needed.
For more advice on 'keepsafe' or to find out how to register click here for more details.