The Safe Space project runs every Friday and Saturday night from St Paul’s Church on West Street in the city centre, 11pm until 3.45am.
The project helps those who have become distressed, either through being intoxicated, injured, have lost their friends or are unable to get home. The majority of people who access the project have become vulnerable through alcohol or drug use and are in need of immediate support and assistance.
The project is open to everyone and is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Unsure safe space.
At Safe Space the Red Cross volunteers are available to deliver any medical support needed and Resolve Security Services help keep everyone on the project safe. The experienced Sussex Central YMCA project workers are on hand to deliver quality advice and emotional support to both visitors and residents enjoying Brighton’s busy clubbing scene.
Safe Space aims to provide a joined up approach between the large numbers of support services across Brighton & Hove. They work in partnership with key organisations to signpost their clients to the necessary services both locally and nationally for those people who are visitors to Brighton and Hove.
Some of the projects we link in with include: The Drug and Alcohol Services such as RUOK? and the Brief Intervention Service (including harm minimisation), counseling and family mediation services, housing and homelessness projects and advice centres, sexual health clinics and NHS direct services.
Safe Space also work with Brighton & Hove Police to feedback and monitor the area of the city covered by "Operation Marble", which includes Safe Space and the West Street area. Working in partnership with multiple organisations, Safe Space has linked the night-time economy to daytime services, which helps to support people enjoying Brighton’s nightlife and keep them safe.
To donate to the work of Safe Space text SASP01 and the amount you want to give (e.g. £1, £5, £10) to 70070.
If you’re a young person and need to know where you can get advice and support click here.