Keep a mental health 'place of safety' open in Swindon
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Our Place of Safety which is used to support and assess those who are deemed a risk to themselves and/or others due to mental ill health is currently closed. The reasons for closure are not supported by the evidence. There is an engagement process to decide its long-term future.
During this closure, service users will be transported by ambulance or police car to Devizes, which is a 45 minute journey. This will almost certainly add to a persons distress in their time of crisis. It may also make it difficult for a family member or friend to attend as an appropriate support.
We believe that there should be a Place of Safety for mental health service users in Swindon so that people do not have to be transported out of area away from friends and family during a time of crisis.
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