People with a Disability
Any incident which is perceived to be motivated because of a person's disability or percieved disability is classed as "Disability Hate" and should be reported to the Police . This can be committed against a person or property. This would include anyone who is targeted as a result of their physical disability, sensory impairment, learning disability or mental health.
Have you signed up for the Safe Place Scheme?
As a member of the Safe Place Scheme, you will be given a card which shows your name and the contact details of a person to call in an emergency.
Then, if you’re out in Torbay and are worried about your safety, or you have been the victim of a crime, there are places you can go for help and support. If a shop or other business features a Safe Place Scheme sticker, any disabled or vulnerable person can enter and hand their card to a member of staff who will use the identified contact details to call for aid.
Many local businesses in Torbay are involved with Safe Place Scheme and have trained their staff to better understand the needs and requirements of disabled members of the community.
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