Community Projects

Safer Communities CIC gets involved in lots of community activities and initiatives across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

We specialize in delivering or supporting projects which help to make Staffs a safer, happier, healthier and nicer place to live.

So far we have supported young people through delivery of Princes Trust courses and providing Street Stadia sports activities to young people. We have also helped people to live healthier lives through the Family Food and Fun Programme and feel more connected to their local area through the Coffee Station project at Newcastle. We help Staffordshire Fire and Rescue to promote their free community facilities and have complimented this through the Safer Communities Pledge and Tamworth Community Garden.

To find out more about projects that we are running at the moment then please select an option from the drop down menu.

If you are a community group and would like Safer Communities CIC to support your goals then get in touch with us.
17/07/19
STOKE-ON-TRENT CITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TEAM - JUNE 2019
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Safer Places scheme is open to anyone with a learning disability or vulnerable condition
  • Members include people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, autism, dementia and mental health issues
  • The team is actively recruiting new members and membership is increasing by on average 15 people per month, and is adding new organisations regularly (on the Safer Places National Network website we have the 3rd highest number of Safer Places of all areas – and we are competing with some large cities)
  • Funding from Safer Communities CIC has enabled us to join the National Safer Places Network and offer our members free download of their GIS map
https://www.safeplaces.org.uk/about/our-mission/
  • The team have delivered workshops with Safer Places members in Day Services and community venues to show how to download and use the app
  • The majority of members have a mobile ‘phone and have found the map to be a very useful resource
  • The spoken directions given to access each venue is also extremely helpful as some are unable to read
  • Jeremy has been a member of the scheme since it started in 2011, and we asked him to tell us how he felt about being part of the scheme and using the app
  • Jeremy had downloaded the Safer Places app as soon as it was available, and uses it all the time when he plans a route, so he knows where the nearest Safer Places are

Here are some of Jeremy’s comments:
‘Although I do go out on my own, I feel much better about knowing I can go to a Safer Place if I need to, and the app has made it easier for me to find my nearest ones wherever I am
It makes it easier for me to find them because it is on a map, it is harder for me to understand when it is just an address written down
When I am going somewhere, I look at the map and find out where the nearest Safer Places are
I have been to some new places recently, in areas I haven’t travelled to before, and when I do that I always check the map for Safer Places
I always take my ‘phone with me when I go out, so I have always got the map with me, instead of having to remember to take a list’
Safer Places Outreach Team
  • The Safer Places Outreach Team also use the app on a regular basis, for their own personal use when out in the community, and also for the valuable work they do quality checking Safer Places, making sure they have displayed stickers, have the relevant paperwork and whether staff need further training
  • Overall membership of the National Safer Places Network and the downloadable app has been extremely beneficial for our scheme and members. As Jeremy said, everyone takes their ‘phone when they go out and having the map to download is much more convenient and accessible than lists. Some of our members prefer a visual representation of the location of venues and the app provides that.
  • The outcome for members of the scheme who are all vulnerable members of the community has been positive and this has encouraged more people to join. We are grateful and appreciative for the opportunity provided by the funding from Safer Communities CIC.
Kerry Summrfield, Stoke on Trent City Council