Sometimes you can find yourself in a situation that isn’t safe or that makes you feel uncomfortable. In premises that operate Ask for Angela, you can discreetly ask for help from a member of staff if this happens.
We all do our best to stay safe when we’re out but sometimes we may need a little extra help.
Ask for Angela training means staff follow the right procedure to support and assist you through uncomfortable situations with no fuss, so you don’t need to worry about it causing a scene.
The assistance you receive might be reuniting you with a friend, seeing you to a taxi, or if it’s a serious safety issue, alerting venue security and/or the police.
Ask for Angela aims to ensure no-one need feel unsafe.
There are a number of different organisations that offer support and services. From support after a crime to initiatives to help you get home safely. CLICK HERE for the links.
These Apps help you to raise the alarm if you’re in a vulnerable situation.
The help me Angela App connects you to a 24/7 live Personal Safety Specialist who will provide you with the assistance you need to help you feel safer.
These Apps help you to share your location with friends and family .
You are able to share your location with your friends and family through WhatsApp on Android or iPhone and have it update as you change locations. To set this up…
Open Whatsapp on your device
Tap on “Chats”
Tap on the group or person that you want to share your location with
Tap on the plus sign that should appear on the bottom-left corner
Tap on “Location”
Select whether you want to share location always or ” Only While Using The App”
Select “Send your current location” or “Share Live location” (this will continue to update your location as you move for a duration that you choose)
On Androids you may have to tap “Send” before location is shared
Where You At is an award-winning, female-founded app. It uses precise indoor mapping, combined with Bluetooth mesh networks, to enable users to locate each other in dark and crowded venues, even when there is no wifi signal.
Uber offers a service where you are able to share your trip with family and friends.
While en route, tap “Share Trip” status in the app.
This shares the driver’s name, photo, licence plate, and location with friend or family member.
They will receive a push notification that track your trip and ETA.
With safety in mind, Bolt offer a “Share my ETA” function. This appears on the bottom of the app, right under you driver’s profile. You can share your current trip details with trusted friends and family members during every ride.
This makes it easier for loved ones to keep track of your journey and know when you’ve arrived.
The Ola app has a number of built in safety features including emergency contact ride sharing tools and an SOS button to reach local authorities directly from the app.
A safety app ‘SafeUP’ allows women and girls to plan and share their journeys on public transportation with real-time arrival information.