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Standing By Me in Bexley

posted 28 Jun 2012, 04:54 by Bexley Mencap

Following our very positive work with Bexley Police last year, we submitted a bid for funding from the council’s Performance Reward Grant.  The bid was successful and we have been allocated £50,000.   

Our project, “Standing By Me in Bexley”, will focus on four priorities:  awareness training for Bexley Police staff, producing a Communications Book, developing a ‘safe haven’ scheme (buildings displaying a symbol where learning disabled people can can go into if they feel threatened or vulnerable) and recruiting a team of people to provide a 24 hour service assisting police staff when dealing with learning disabled people.