Brighton and Hove Police have donated £15,000 to the YMCA Safe Space which looks after those people who have became vulnerable through alcohol and drug use on a night out and are in need of immediate help in the city.
The Safe Space pace is run by YMCA Downslink Group at St Paul’s Church in West Street, Brighton, and is available to all ages on Fridays and Saturdays from 11.30pm to 4am. It has first aid staff and the team ensures people are provided with the physical and emotional support they need. Staff also signpost those in need onto further help, such as drug and alcohol services, counselling and homelessness projects.
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.
“I was delighted to be able to present them with the donation.”
The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.