Night Safe Haven is re-introduced

Staff from agencies previously on the site of the Night Safe Haven

Staff from agencies previously on the site of the Night Safe Haven

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Blackpool and Poulton’s ‘Night Safe Haven’ – a mobile treatment centre and safe place for party goers – is reopening on weekends throughout December.

The haven, a bus, will be open to anyone in need of medical help or advice, including those that may have drunk too much, taken drugs, got into a fight, lost their friends or even lost their shoes.

People can get advice on sexual health, and can be seen by paramedics and nurses.

Free water, condoms, slippers, tin foil blankets and rain ponchos will also be available.

North West Ambulance Service’s Fylde coast manager, Dave Rigby, said: “We want people to have a good time in Blackpool, but we know from experience that excessive alcohol and drug use can lead to injuries and impair people’s judgement, making them vulnerable.

“Night Safe Haven offers party goers a place to feel safe, get advice and help with minor injuries. This ... also keeps ambulances and A&E free.”