A new scheme to create safe places within shops for vulnerable people in the community has been launched in Cumbria.
People with learning difficulties, or who have mental health issues, will be urged to carry a card which will help them get assistance if they become confused or experience other difficulties while out shopping.
Cumbria Police has launched a Safe Place Scheme for vulnerable people who may need somewhere to go when they are out and out in county.
People who use the scheme carry a Safe Place identity card. They can show this to the staff of participating shops and businesses. The card will carry that person's name and the contact number of someone they trust.
A local charity has been recognised at a national award ceremony, for producing DVDs to help young people with learning disabilities stay safe.
Carlisle Mencap were runners up at the National Crimebeat awards in London.
The 'Keeping Safe DVD' was one of the safety DVD's launched by the High Sheriff Juliet Westoll.
The DVD was made by men and women with learning disabilities and covered a range of issues including bullying, staying safe at home and when on public transport.
A group of youngsters with learning difficulties in Cumbria have been nominated for a national award.
The young people from Carlisle's Mencap have produced two DVDs to help people with learning disabilities feel safer when they're on their own.
Watch the full report from Samantha Parker below.
Carlisle's Mencap team will go down to Lodnon next month as they comet against other teams of young people for a a national award.
The group were put forward for the award by the High Sheriff Juilet Westoll for their DVD 'Keeping Safe' which was produced by young people with learning disabilities for young people.
Carlisle Mencap has launched a DVD aimed at keeping those with learning disabilities safe when at home and out and about.
The 'Keeping Safe DVD' was launched by the High Sheriff Juliet Westoll.
The DVD was made by men and women with learning disabilities and covers a range of issues including bullying, staying safe at home and when on public transport.
It is the second DVD the charity has put together.
Dozens of people have attended the official opening of the Grace Little Centre in Carlisle.
The centre, which is run by MENCAP, will provide short break respite care for disabled children and teenagers in North Cumbria.