Safe Place at Bensham Court

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under News, Sheltered accommodation.

Bensham Court is now part of the national Safe Places scheme.

The scheme aims to support vulnerable people who find themselves scared or at risk while out and about in the local community.

Difficulties could include feeling unwell, having an accident, becoming lost, being bullied or having something stolen.

Bensham Court’s lounge is now one of the Safe Places for individuals to come to if they need help. Here they will receive support from the Mobile Sheltered Scheme Officer and the residents to keep them safe until contact can be made with family members or support agencies.

Craig Tilley, Mobile Sheltered Scheme Officer, said: “This is a great opportunity to offer help and support to vulnerable people in the wider community.

“The Tenants and Residents Association is proud to be involved in the Safe Places scheme.”

To find out more about Safe Places visit