Tag Archives: Safe Places

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Safe Places Shropshire goes it alone

When the Safe Places Shropshire initiative was created in 2013 the scheme was completely new to the area.  The project team consisted of various local service user groups, Mencap, Shropshire Council and West Mercia Police.

It quickly became clear that the scheme would need one umbrella organisation to lead and to increase awareness of the assistance that could be made available to anyone who might be vulnerable, for whatever reason.  Ruby Hartshorn, who was then Chair of Shropshire Disability Network (SDN), was approached with a view to their trustees agreeing to lead this scheme. 

SDN accepted the challenge and has helped Safe Place Shropshire move from strength to strength. We now have over 500 premises signed up as Safe Places. Thousands of ‘Help’ cards have been distributed.  We wish to thank SDN and its members for believing in the scheme.

Now that Safe Places has become an established part of the community, the time is right for Safe Places to seek charity status in its own right.  As from June 2020, Safe Places Shropshire will no longer be a part of SDN.  Work will continue as before. 

We are looking forward to signing up our 600th Safe Place as well as organising our 8th birthday celebrations in July 2021.  Everyone who is part of the initiative, whether it is as one of our premises or as a volunteer, will be invited to this birthday party.  We hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join us.

Contact details are:

Chair: Ruby Hartshorn  [email protected]

Secretary: Ann Shaw [email protected]

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Safe Place Shropshire at RSH-Cancelled by SaTH

Start Date:
12th June 2020

End Date:
12th June 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Safe Place Shropshire at RSH-Cancelled by SaTH
Venue: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net/safe-shropshire/
Name: Safe Place Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07780 852229
Event description: Note-with best interests in mind this event will not go ahead due to Coronavirus. Statement from SaTH “ After careful consideration regarding Coronavirus and to ensure we take the best possible care of our patients and visitors, a decision has been made to cancel all non-essential visits to the hospital.  

Today, Safe Place Shropshire will have their stand and information available at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
You can find us by the League of Friends Cafe near t o the Outpatient Department. We will be pleased to tell you about this community initiative. We will have our “I need Help” cards for you to pick up.

As well as picking up our information, there will be opportunity to buy our canvas bags, badges and other items. We will have a tombola. All monies raised will be used to further Safe Place Shropshire.

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Safe Place Shropshire at RSH-Cancelled by SaTH

Start Date:
17th April 2020

End Date:
17th April 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Safe Place Shropshire at RSH-Cancelled by SaTH
Venue: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net/safe-shropshire/
Name: Safe Place Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07780 852229
Event description: Note-with best interests in mind this event will not go ahead due to Coronavirus. Statement from SaTH “ After careful consideration regarding Coronavirus and to ensure we take the best possible care of our patients and visitors, a decision has been made to cancel all non-essential visits to the hospital.  

Today, Safe Place Shropshire will have their stand and information available at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
You can find us by the League of Friends Cafe near t o the Outpatient Department. We will be pleased to tell you about this community initiative. We will have our “I need Help” cards for you to pick up.

As well as picking up our information, there will be opportunity to buy our canvas bags, badges and other items. All monies raised will be used to further Safe Place Shropshire.

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Safe Places Shropshire at RSH-Cancelled by SaTH

Start Date:
13th March 2020

End Date:
13th March 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Safe Place Shropshire at RSH-Cancelled by SaTH
Venue: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net/safe-shropshire/
Name: Safe Place Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07780 852229
Event description: Note-with best interests in mind this event will not go ahead due to Coronavirus. Statement from SaTH “ After careful consideration regarding Coronavirus and to ensure we take the best possible care of our patients and visitors, a decision has been made to cancel all non-essential visits to the hospital.  With this in mind, we have cancelled all stall bookings taking place on Friday 13 March 2020″.

Today, Safe Place Shropshire will have their stand and information available at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
You can find us by the League of Friends Cafe near to the Outpatient Department. We will be pleased to tell you about this community initiative. We will have our “I need Help” cards for you to pick up.

As well as picking up our information, there will be opportunity to buy our canvas bags, badges and other items. All monies raised will be used to further Safe Place Shropshire.

For further information please email [email protected] or call 07780 852229

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A Christmas Message from Safe Place Shropshire

Ann, Jo, Jess and Ruby, the Safe Place Shropshire Team would like to wish all our Safe Places a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Thank you to all who have asked about this community initiative, signed up to be part of Safe Place Shropshire or helped by buying our Safe Place badges, donated paperback books and other items for us to sell. enabling us to raise funds and further the scheme.

Our next event is at Edgmond Village Hall on Saturday 1st February 2020. Once again, we will have our table at their monthly Table Top sale.

New supplies of “I Need Help” Cards can also be obtained from [email protected] or [email protected] Individuals can pick up at places who have signed up to the scheme or by emailing [email protected] or by calling/texting 07780 852229 .

We look forward to seeing you all in 2020.

Ann, Jo, Jess and Ruby

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Christmas Fayre-Telford

Start Date:
19th December 2019

End Date:
19th December 2019

Start Time:
1600

End Time:
1830

Event title: Christmas Fayre-Telford
Venue: Telford Priory School, New Road, Wrockwardine Wood, Telford TF2 7AB
Weblink: www.telfordprioryschool.co.uk
Name: Telford Priory School
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 386400
Event description: Join us for Telford Priory School Christmas Fayre.
We have many stalls, face painting, refreshments, games, raffle and all sorts of things festive.
We have invite some charities to have a stall to raise a few funds for themselves. Safe Place Shropshire is one charity joining us.

We look forward to seeing you on 19th December.

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SDN Bucket Collection at Darwin Centre, Shrewsbury

Start Date:
31st May 2019

End Date:
31st May 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1700

Event title: SDN Bucket Collection at Darwin Centre, Shrewsbury
Venue: Darwin Centre, Shrewsbury SY1 1PL
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07780 852229
Event description: SDN are very pleased to be at the Darwin Centre, Shrewsbury for a bucket collection. We appreciate the Management for allowing us to collect because it not only helps us to meet our charity commitments by raising money but it also means we can raise awareness of our work.

We look forward to meeting many shoppers for a chat. We will have leaflets for you to take. 

Volunteers are required to staff the stand with others. If you wish to volunteer but have not helped before, we can link you up with one of our experienced volunteers. If you can help please contact us by email [email protected] or call 07780 852 229 . One hour or two hours, whatever you can offer will help your charity and would be appreciated.

Monies raised will be used for the benefit of all our members ie maintaining this website, producing “Your Voice” our regular newsletter, insurance for all our activities, running the Safe Place Shropshire Community initiative, Our meetings as well as necessary costs ir printing, publicity, stationery etc

Click here for a list of events 2019: SDN-Dates-Events-for-May 2019 -Master

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Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)

Start Date:
5th October 2019

End Date:
5th October 2019

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1230

Event title: Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)
Venue: Edgmond Village Hall, 14 and 16 Shrewsbury Rd, Edgmond, Newport TF10 8HU
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net/safe-shropshire/
Name: Ann Shaw
Email: [email protected] 
Telephone: 07970 816030
Event description: Safe Places Shropshire have a table with a selection of items all to be sold to raise funds for the ongoing work of Safe Place Shropshire. There are many bargains to be had. You can also find out about the Safe Place community initiative as our volunteers will be pleased to share with you.

We will have our Safe Place enamel badges for sale at £1 as well as our Safe Place Shropshire canvas eco friendly bags for sale at £3.75

For more information contact 07970 816030 or email [email protected]

Click here for a list of events 2019: SDN-Dates-Events-for-September 2019 -Master

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Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)

Start Date:
2nd November 2019

End Date:
2nd November 2019

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1130

Event title: Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)
Venue: Edgmond Village Hall, 14 and 16 Shrewsbury Rd, Edgmond, Newport TF10 8HU
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net/safe-shropshire/
Name: Ann Shaw
Email: [email protected] 
Telephone: 07970 816030
Event description: Safe Places Shropshire have a table with a selection of items all to be sold to raise funds for the ongoing work of Safe Place Shropshire. There are many bargains to be had. You can also find out about the Safe Place community initiative as our volunteers will be pleased to share with you.

We will have our Safe Place enamel badges for sale at £1 as well as our Safe Place Shropshire canvas eco friendly bags for sale at £3.75

For more information contact 07970 816030 or email [email protected]

Click here for a list of events 2019: SDN-Dates-Events-for-September 2019 -Master

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Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)

Start Date:
7th December 2019

End Date:
7th December 2019

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1230

Event title: Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)
Venue: Edgmond Village Hall, 14 and 16 Shrewsbury Rd, Edgmond, Newport TF10 8HU
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net/safe-shropshire/
Name: Ann Shaw
Email: [email protected] 
Telephone: 07970 816030
Event description: Safe Places Shropshire have a table with a selection of items all to be sold to raise funds for the ongoing work of Safe Place Shropshire. There are many bargains to be had. You can also find out about the Safe Place community initiative as our volunteers will be pleased to share with you.

We will have our Safe Place enamel badges for sale at £1 as well as our Safe Place Shropshire canvas eco friendly bags for sale at £3.75, our own Christmas cards and lots of Christmas items to sell

For more information contact 07970 816030 or email [email protected]

Click here for a list of events 2019: SDN-Dates-Events-for-September 2019 -Master