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• “SafeZone Edinburgh”
COUNTRY United Kingdom
TIMING 2015 > 2016
- The Scotch Whisky Association
- Working on Wheels
- Scottish Government Alcohol Industry Partneship
- Police Scotland
- Scottish Ambulance Service
- Edinburgh City Council
- To provide non-judgemental suport, advice and first aid to anyone who needs assistance when out in the City in the evening. The aim is to support a safe night time economy in Edinburgh and to reduce pressure on police, ambulance and Accident and Emergency resources.
DESCRIPTION OF THE INITIATIVE
- The initiative operates every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm until 4am and is delivered from a specially adapted single decker bus which is stationed in a central location of the city. The bus is staffed by trained volunteers who provide support and first aid if required to anyone who is in a vulneable position eg people who are lost, need help getting home or to a safe location, had accdents and injuries, consumed too much alcohol, taken drugs or who need emotional or mental health support.
- The bus is equipped with a private treatment room, first aid equiment, a seating area and phone sockets.
- It is supported by a support vehicle ( ambulance) which drives arund the City to find and collect vulnerable people and transport them back to the SafeZone Bus.
- From May 2015- May 2016 SafeZone Edinburgh has supported 679 individuals.
- A copy of the SafeZone Annual Report is attached. The report sets out the impact of the project and details of the support provided.