All council buildings have been designated as ‘safe spaces’, enabling people to access facilities, advice and guidance in the heart of their community.
Community hubs, leisure facilities and visitor attractions across North Lincolnshire already offer a welcoming environment for people to access confidential support.
Now, passing residents wishing to call in can also make use of amenities, including free public wi-fi and toilets – and get help if they need it.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Helping residents to stay safe and well is at the heart of everything we do as an organisation and this is reflected across our network of buildings.
“They are safe spaces that bring together support and facilities under one roof and are led by the needs of the community.
“When people – particularly women and young people – are out and about in North Lincolnshire, particularly if they are feeling vulnerable for any reason, I want them to know that they can call in to a council building, be greeted by a friendly face and talk to us, or simply use the facilities.”