ASk For Angela Leeds
Ask for Angela launches in Leeds
If you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe when out in the city centre, Ask for Angela to get discreet help.
Leeds City Council are working with Women Friendly Leeds and other partners and venues across the city centre to help keep all people safe when on a night out. Anyone can say the code word ‘Angela’ to staff at participating venues to signal that they’re in an uncomfortable situation and would like assistance.
The ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme was founded by Lincolnshire County Council as part of a wider campaign to reduce violence and harassment against women. It means that if you go to a participating hospitality venue, such as a bars and club, you can ask for ‘Angela’ to discreetly signal to staff that you feel unsafe or threatened and would like assistance. Trained staff will then be able offer to help, for example by calling a taxi or providing a safe space.
Staff at participating venues have been trained to help, they won’t judge and will aim to get people out of the situation without too much fuss.
Whatever the reason is, if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable when out speak to a member of staff at participating venues and ‘ASK FOR ANGELA’ to get discreet help.
Leeds City Centre Venues Participating in the Ask For Angela Scheme
Take a look at our map below to see which venues are participating in the scheme. You can also look out for promotional materials in venues.
Interested in participating in ‘Ask for Angela’?
If your venue is interested in signing up for the scheme, please email [email protected] for further information. We will provide all campaign materials and a toolkit of information to help you get started.
We also challenge all our Women Friendly Ambassadors to go out and ask their favourite venues to join the scheme and work with us across the city to make Leeds safer for women, for everyone.