Spotlight is an opportunity to take a look at elements close to Safe Places.
Keeping safe from scams
Scams are crimes and anyone can be tricked by them. Scammers come up with new scams all the time, such as scams related to the current cost of living crisis. It’s important to know what they might look like and how you can protect yourself.
If you’ve been the victim of a scam, remember that it isn’t your fault. You have nothing to be embarrassed about and there are places you can find help if you need to.
Stay alert and informed with Independent Age guide to Scams. This guide provides essential information to help you recognise scams. It also tells you what you can do and where you can get support if you or someone you know has been scammed.
The Isle of Wight Against Scams Partnership work together to raise awareness of scamming. https://www.iow.gov.uk/council/OtherServices/IWASP/Introductio14
‘Here I am, I am not a learning disability’
Lets hear from people with a learning disability, they tell us what learning disability means to them.
What are Safe Places?
A safe place helps people with learning disabilities if they feel scared, lost or at risk when they are out and about in the community and need support right away.
If you would like a Safe Places card and badge you can ask for one here or contact us.