Have your say at char­ity cof­fee morn­ing

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

A char­ity that tack­les dis­abil­ity hate crime is hold­ing a cof­fee morn­ing to­mor­row to get feed­back on the ini­tia­tive.

I Am Me Scot­land is a com­mu­nity char­ity which works in part­ner­ship with Po­lice Scot­land to raise aware­ness of and tackle dis­abil­ity hate crime.

It is one of the most un­der-re­ported crimes in the UK as dis­abled peo­ple of­ten ac­cept abuse and ha­rass­ment as part of daily life.

The char­ity de­vel­oped Keep Safe which created places for dis­abled, vul­ner­a­ble and el­derly peo­ple to go when they’re out and about in the com­mu­nity.

Peo­ple can ac­cess these premises for help if they feel lost, con­fused, scared, in danger, or have been the vic­tim of a crime.

Keep Safe Places have a sticker in the win­dow, but are also listed on the I Am Me Scot­land web­site and on the free Keep Safe Scot­land app.

I Am Me Scot­land is hold­ing a cof­fee morn­ing in Hamishes’Hoose, High Street, Pais­ley, from 11am till 1pm.

Or­gan­is­ers are keen to hear from peo­ple about Keep Safe as it ex­pands across Scot­land.

If you are in­ter­ested in go­ing along, con­tact iamme@ren­frew­shire.gov.uk

If you’d like to give feed­back on the ini­tia­tive, but can­not at­tend the cof­fee morn­ing, phone them on 0141 618 6241.

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