Safe Space is open on Friday and Saturday nights to support anyone who has become intoxicated, distressed or injured during their night out. Most people who access the project have become vulnerable through alcohol or drug use and are in need of immediate assistance. They might have lost their friends, be unable to get home, or perhaps they need first aid, some water or a phone charger.
Safe Space is run by staff from YMCA DownsLink Group and volunteers from the British Red Cross. Together the team ensures that people are provided with the physical and emotional support they need. Staff also signpost people on to further help if needed, such as drug and alcohol services, counselling, and homelessness projects.