Police Donate £15,000 to Brighton Safe Space
Brighton and Hove police have donated £15,000 to the YMCA Downslink Group’s Safe Space, through the Police Property Act Fund. The fund is made up of money that is given to the police from property confiscated by the court and then sold.
Safe Space co-ordinator Charlotte Amor with Chief Inspector Rachel Swinney
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The Safe Space, which is located at St Paul’s Church on West Street, gives emotional, practical and medical support to people who have become vulnerable through alcohol and drug consumption on Friday and Saturday Nights, between 11.30 pm and 4 am.
As well as providing first aid support, staff are also able to signpost those in need of further help, including homelessness and counselling services.
Safe Space co-ordinator Charlotte Amor said:
“We help people that might have lost their friends, be unable to get home, or perhaps just need some water, a phone charger or even first aid after a night out in Brighton.
Chief Inspector Rachel Swinney of Brighton and Hove Prevention said:
“We work closely with Safe Space who provide an important and essential service in safeguarding and looking after vulnerable people on a night out in the city.
To find out more about Safe Space click here
To find out more about PPAF grants, click here