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Equal Support Opportunities CIC - Be Safe Stay Safe Project

Mon 11 Sep 2017

Thanks to Staffordshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner, ESO CIC can now deliver their Be Safe Stay Safe project.  The project, funded from the PCC’s People Power fund, addresses two issues that affect many vulnerable young people – getting around independently and using the internet safely.

Anthony Hemmings, Director, said “We can now offer travel training to young people with  disabilities or learning difficulties in East Staffordshire. Travel training is about reducing the young person’s anxiety levels and building confidence and developing the necessary skills to enable them to feel safer and be more active within their community.”

The training includes general community safety eg. road safety education, consequences and dealing with negative attitudes towards disability and will also help to develop logical thinking in a crisis.

The project also offers training in how to stay safe online and will include sessions on keeping personal information secure online, staying safe from online predators and cyber bullying.

The organisation are based in the Voluntary Services Centre in Burton on Trent and anyone interested in finding out more about joining the project should contact Anthony on 01283 537770 or Anthony.hemmings@eso-cic.org.uk