People out on dates over the festive period are being reminded the 'Ask for Angela' scheme is available in 150 pubs and bars across Leicestershire and Rutland.
The ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative aims to provide customers with a way to remove themselves from a difficult or uncomfortable situation while on a date.
Ask for Angela is a simple yet effective scheme designed to provide support and reassurance for members of the public if they are feeling vulnerable or unsafe while out on a datePerson:Ivan Ould, county council cabinet member for community safety
Establishments across all Leicestershire’s districts and boroughs - Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire and Oadby and Wigston - have now signed up to the scheme, which also extends to Rutland.
More information and details on venues taking part in the scheme can be found on www.leicestershire.gov.uk/AskforAngela
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, support is available from UAVA on 0808 80 200 28, www.uava.org.uk or Victim First on 0800 953 9595 – www.victimfirst.org
Victim First also offers support on 0800 953 9595 – www.victimfirst.org and has the opening hours of 9am-4am Christmas Eve, before closing on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and then reopening 9am-6pm Thurs-Sat of Christmas week.