How can I stay safe while out and about?

Tips for increasing safety whilst out and about

  • Learn mobility skills to help you feel confident when travelling. Your local Social Services can provide you with a mobility assessment and training. 
  • Keeping different bank notes in separate sections of your purse or wallet helps you find the right money quickly. Electronic note detectors and note checkers that help you identify banknotes are available from our Online Shop. Also see "What help is there for handling money and paying with cash?"
  • When sitting down, loop the strap of your bag around your foot or underneath the chair leg. Some pubs and cafes have loops or clips under their tables and chairs that you can use.
  • Mobile phones can be a great personal safety aid but can also make you more of a target: use it when you need to but be discreet where possible.

Suzy Lamplugh Trust

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, who are the leading charity on personal safety in the UK, have lots of information on their website. This includes practical things you can do to help feel and stay safe whilst out and about:

More information

We've produced a top tips sheet on moving around outdoors which you can send to customers:

For more information onstaying safe outside please contact our Helpline on:

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