What is a Safe Space?
A Safe Space is a place where LGBTQ+ people can feel safe, welcome and supported. If you visit a place which displays the Safe Spaces sticker, it means that people of all genders and sexualities can feel relaxed and protected in that place.
Safe Spaces are vital as being out in public can often be dangerous and debilitating for LGBTQ+ people. Being a Safe Space means that companies are committed to implementing policies that meet the needs that LGBTQ+ people have when visiting their establishments.
What Safe Spaces are there nearby?
Have a look at our interactive map to find safe spaces near you
This sounds like a great scheme for my organisation. How do we get involved?
We run two similar schemes: one for small businesses and retail spaces, and the other for larger businesses. For more information on either scheme, please email [email protected]
Small businesses and retail spaces
For smaller companies, we come along to your offices or retail space and give training to all your staff (typically 1-2 hours) on the issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, how you can be more inclusive and on how to spot and deal with Hate Crime.
For large businesses we offer to work with your HR department to review you HR policies and procedures to ensure they are inclusive and we can also offer templated policies which you can use (such as a policy for people who whish to transition within your organisation).
We then can provide “Train the trainer” facilities to assist you to roll out an awareness program to all your staff to ensure they understand the issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, how you can be more inclusive and on how to spot and deal with Hate Crime.
Get in touch through [email protected]
Our current partners for Safer Spaces are:
|Cambridge Arts Picturehouse||38-39 St Andrew’s St, Cambridge CB2 3AR||08719 025720||Website|
|Cambridge City Council||The Guildhall, Market Hill, Cambridge CB2 3QJ||01223 457000||Website|
|Downing Place United Reformed Church||Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EL||01223 756635||Website|
|Hot Numbers Coffee||5/6, Dales Brewery, Gwydir St, Cambridge CB1 2LJ and 4 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1QA||01223 300730||Website|
|Museum of Cambridge||2/3 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ||01223 355159||Website|
|To the Moon and Back Fostering||Future Business Centre, King’s Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2HY||01223 800420||Website|
|Woodfines Solicitors||Lockton House, Clarendon Rd, Cambridge CB2 8FH||01223 411421||Website|
|Cambridge Gin Laboratory||10 Green Street, Cambridge, CB2 3JU||01223 751146||Website|
|Scissors and Comb, Barbers at Home||35 Kinross Road, Cambridge, CB4 1QU||01223 520427||Website|
Family Law Group
|10 Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1JY||01223 316666||Website|
Hundred Houses Society
|51 Scotland Road, Cambridge, CB4 1QW||01223 315036||Website|
Safer Spaces is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. We are grateful to this support!