Safe Spaces Sandbach

The safe spaces initiative was started in early 2022, inspired by Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (MP for Tooting). The increasing concern of violence and harassment towards people of marginalised groups in public places highlighted the need for this scheme. 

Safe spaces aim to provide a place for people to take a minute, help anyone feeling unsafe, make Sandbach a safer, more welcoming community, and to reduce male violence and support its victims.


Safe Spaces Map

Become a Safe Space

If you own a local business and would like to become a safe space, please email and include your business name and address.

Thank you so much!



Helplines & Resources

Get Home Safe

If you would like someone to stay on the phone with you while you are on your way home, call:

StrutSafe - 0333 335 0026

Fri-Sun - 19:00-03:00


Mental Health

Samaritans - 116 123

For anyone who's struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgment or pressure


Childline - 0800 1111

Help for anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they are going through from trained counsellors.


No Panic - 0300 7729 8444

10am-10pm - costs 5p per minute

Support for those suffering from panic attacks, OCD, phobias, and other anxiety disorders



Galop - 0800 999 5428

Mon, Tue, Fri: 10am-5pm; Wed, Thu: 10am-8pm

Specialist helpline for LGBT+ people who have experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence


LGBT Foundation - 0345 330 30 30

"here if you need us"


MindLine Trans+ - 0300 330 5468

Mon, Wed, Fri: 8pm-midnight

Support for people who identify as transgender, agender, gender fluid, non-binary...


Gender-Based Violence

Refuge - 0808 2000 247

Specialist support for people escaping domestic violence


Rape Crisis England & Wales - 0808 802 9999

Specialist support for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence


Male Survivors Alliance - 0808 800 5005

Help and information for male victims of sexual abuse, exploitation or rape


Hate Crime

Scope - 0808 800 3333

Disability equality charity providing practical information and emotional support


CST - 0800 032 3263

Support for victims of anti-semitic harassment and racism


Tell MAMA - 0800 456 1226

Support for victims of anti-Muslim hate


Victims Support - 0808 16 89 111

Support for victims of crime and traumatic incidents



Guidelines for Businesses

Safe spaces are designed to be more of a 'good Samaritan' initiative than a professional form of care. These guidelines are simply to clarify a few technicalities and help everyone to feel safer.


If you are worried for your personal safety or the safety of the person with you at any point, please call 999.


People may use safe spaces because:


As a safe space, your job is to be a listening ear for a few minutes, help them to make a phone call and maybe make them a cup of tea.



Safe Spaces Sandbach 2022