New Crisis Café opened in Lincoln Green on Saturday 19th November 2016
The Crisis Café is funded by North Leeds CCG from regional NHS England Vanguard money, as West Yorkshire is a vanguard for crisis and urgent care. The Leeds Crisis and Urgent Care Steering Group has developed the idea for a crisis café, along with colleagues from across the region. Crisis cafes provide a safe place for people in crisis to go and to prevent avoidable attendances at A&E.
The Leeds Hope and Wellbeing Café is a partnership between LSLCS and Touchstone (who are the lead), the Crisis Café is funded as a 20 month pilot and runs on Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights, 6pm-12am.
Complementing Dial House, the café is located near St James’s Hospital in Lincoln Green, with the aim of diverting people from avoidable visits to A&E. Building on the work of the Touchstone Winter Wellbeing Café, the project reaches out to some of the vulnerable people who congregate in the area and will also work closely with A&E staff, including the crisis team, to take direct referrals of people who have turned up at A&E but don’t require medical intervention.
Kimberley Saggu, Community Development Worker at Touchstone, is the Cafe’ Manager, and works alongside 3 Crisis Support Workers employed by Touchstone and 1 Crisis Support Worker, employed by LSLCS, in a more specialist crisis role.
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