The Hastings Safe Space project, commissioned by the Healthy Hastings and Rother programme, has been shortlisted for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award in the Community or Primary Care Services Redesign category for London and the South.
What is Safe Space?
The project, which is provided on Saturday nights from 10pm-4am from a centrally-located café, aims to help young vulnerable people and support a safer night-time economy in Hastings. Its role is to act as a refuge for vulnerable young people, provide first aid to those in need and to offer help and support to any young person requiring it. The service also signposts to other health and social services within Hastings.
Safe Space is run by trained volunteers and offers a first aid service operated by qualified first aiders.