New scheme to help keep women in Coventry safer - The Coventry Observer

New scheme to help keep women in Coventry safer

Coventry Editorial 11th Apr, 2024 Updated: 12th Apr, 2024   0

WOMEN in Coventry are being urged to download the free app ‘Safe Spaces’ – a collaboration between personal safety app WalkSafe and Admiral, the UK’s largest AGC operator.

Since its launch in June, the partnership has already made a significant impact, with numerous women seeking refuge and assistance from attacks, including rape and domestic violence.

The free WalkSafe+ app, founded by Emma Kay, allows users to navigate their surroundings safely, when walking alone and has a unique ‘safe-spaces’ feature, which pinpoints locations offering refuge in times of distress.

Admiral has two venues in Coventry and 230 across the UK where people can seek safety when in danger.

The company has trained its staff to help WalkSafe users, and will arrange police or medical assistance when necessary.

Kevin Farnsworth, regional operations director, said: “We take our responsibilities as an integral part of the UK’s night time economy very seriously and in Coventry.




“That’s why we provide open, well-lit premises with around-the-clock CCTV coverage.

“It’s also why we’re incredibly proud to be extending our relationship with WalkSafe for at least another 24 months.”


Kevin and the Admiral team were awarded the ‘High Street Hero Award’ in January for their contribution to community safety.

Emma Kay, founder of WalkSafe, said: “Admiral’s continued work to improve community safety demonstrates how businesses can be an active part in providing ‘safe spaces’ for vulnerable groups.

“These documented cases highlight the tangible impact of our combined efforts in reducing violence against women and girls.”

Businesses interested in joining the WalkSafe Safe Spaces programme can contact [email protected] for more.

Visit: walksafe.io/ to download the app.

 

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