Please visit The interactive map will help you identify the Safe Places in Looe (and Countywide) and their opening times.

In alphabetical order, they are:

Blush Beauty Salon, Middleton Corner, The Quay, East Looe, PL13 1AD

Boots, Fore Street, East Looe, PL13 1DT

Bosun’s Locker, 2 Seafront, East Looe, PL13 1AL

Calweton Vet’s, Old Ambulance Station, Millpool, West Looe PL13 2AF

Coffee Shop, Higher Market Street, East Looe, PL13 1BP

Co-op Supermarket, Fore Street, East Looe, PL13 1DT

Guildhall Barbers, Fore Street, East Looe, PL13 1AA

Guildhall Market, Fore Street, East Looe, PL13 1AA

Killigarth Manor, Polperro

Looe Bay Holiday Park, St Martins Road, East Looe, PL13 1NX

Looe Harbour Commissioners, The Quay, East Looe, PL13 1DX

Looe Library, Millpool, West Looe, PL13 2AF

Looe Pet Emporium, Buller Street, East Looe, PL13 1AS

Millendreath Beach Resort, Millendreath, Looe, PL13 1PE

Millpool Centre, Millpool, West Looe, PL13 2AF 01503 265947

Old Mill Gift Centre, Bridgend, West Looe, PL13 2AF

Portbyhan Hotel, Quay Road, West Looe, PL13 2BU – 01503 262071

Riverside Gallery, 5 The Quay, West Looe, PL13 1BX

Saltrock, Fore Street, East Looe, PL13 1AD 01503 265776

Seaview Holiday Village, Polperro, PL13 2JE

Tencreek Holiday Park, Polperro Road, Looe PL13 2JR

Trelawne Manor, Looe PL13 2NA


What is a Safe Place?

A safe place is where people with a learning disability, Autism and/or Asperger’s can confidently go when they feel scared or worried when out and about the town. It is a building or organisation that is registered to the scheme.

People who might need to use Safe Places carry a Safe Places card. The card will have their emergency contact on it.

If they need help they can go to a Safe Place – they will see a Safe Places sticker in the window and can confidently ask staff for assistance.

Help that people might need

People might need help:

  • If they have been attacked or feel threatened.
  • If they get lost.
  • If they have lost or had their belongings stolen.
  • If someone they were meant to meet has not turned up.
  • If they have missed their bus.

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

  • Autism and Asperger’s are part of the autistic spectrum, and are disabilities.
  • People with Autism/Asperger’s are all different and will need different types
    of support.
  • They find communicating difficult.
  • They may also be sensitive to noise and light.
  • About 1 in 3 people who have a learning disability have Autism.

Why do we need Safe Places?

People with a learning disability, Autism and/or Asperger’s are more likely to be vulnerable in the community because:

  • People might not understand the way they behave.
  • They may have difficulty with communication. For example, they may not be able to find their way around or solve problems.
  • They may also have a physical disability.
  • To reassure people with learning disabilities and / Autism and their families that they will be safe when out and about.
  • They may get anxious if something goes wrong.
  • People can be targeted and taken advantage of. They may think that they have to give people their money or belongings if they are asked.

What a Safe Place will do

  • Put the Safe Place sticker in a clear place on a window/door.
  • Tell new staff what it means to be a Safe Place.
  • Offer appropriate training to staff.
  • Be understanding.
  • Give people time to talk.
  • Listen to the person’s problem.
  • Reassure the person.
  • Ask them if they have a Safe Places card.
  • Ring their emergency contact.
  • If a crime has taken place they will call the police.


A person’s confidentiality will be maintained unless:

  • The person is at risk.
  • They are at risk to themselves.
  • They are a risk to other people.

This information has been produced by Safe Places,
It has been produced in consultation with employees who are on the Autistic Spectrum