Crime and safety advice and information was provided to an audience of people with learning disabilities in the second event of its kind organised by the Thurrock Community Safety Partnership, Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions and Thurrock Learning Disability Partnership Board.
More than 40 people with learning disabilities attended the event last Thursday (June 30th) which has been designed to reach their specific needs and fill a gap in the provision of education around safety for these members of the community.
The interactive event used role play alongside audience participation to supplement more traditional methods of communication to hit home with messages from fire safety to Bogus Callers.
Each attendee was be given a personal safety plan illustrated with pictorial information. These were completed throughout the day to take home and serve as a reminder about the key messages.
Speakers included Essex Police Community Safety and Crime Reduction Essex Fire and Rescue Community Safety, Thurrock Council Trading Standards and the Red Cross.
The event has been organised and planned in conjunction with people with learning disabilities and is a repeat of the first event held in March which successfully used this unique approach to targeting people with learning disabilities.
Director of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions, Sunny Saini who co-chaired the meeting said: “We had really good feedback from the last event and are pleased that this will offer more customers with learning disabilities the skills to protect themselves and keep safe.”