Bright Futures have supported a new local initiative in the community ‘Women’s Street Watch’, that aims to;
- reduce instances of sexual violence and harassment against women by offering a physical presence on the streets, acting in both a support capacity and as a deterrent for potential offenders.
- provide training and qualifications, particularly prioritising women from marginalised groups.
- reduce strain on emergency services by reducing the number of non-emergency calls to 999 by providing first aid and safe routes home.
Members of our Future Hope group are supporting this project and we hope to watch it grow and develop to provide much needed support for women in our area.