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Safe Space

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.

 

Location:

St Paul’s Church, West Street, Brighton

Contact:

rose.allett@ymcadlg.org

Access:

Friday and Saturday 11pm to 3:30am, all ages

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Quotes from people who have used Safe Space:

“I just wanted to give a huge thank you to Safe Space for taking care of me last night. I have never been that drunk before and I’m feeling very embarrassed by the state which I allowed myself to get into. You guys are doing an amazing job by helping people, and I honestly don’t know what would have happened to me if you weren’t there for me. I can’t thank you all enough.”

“I came into Safe Space very distressed on Saturday night and a lovely member of your team really helped me after I lost all my friends and had no idea where I was. I can’t remember her name but I just wanted to say a massive thank you! It’s amazing that there are organisations like this to help vulnerable people out.”