Portman Group response to NHS Safe Space announcement


Commenting on the announcement of NHS funding for Safe Spaces over the Christmas period, John Timothy Chief Executive of the Portman Group said: ““The announcement of NHS funding for safe spaces is fantastic news. It’s recognition of the important work we know they do in helping vulnerable people and reducing alcohol-related harm. 

“Just last year we worked with MAKE Associates to look into the potential savings that a modest investment in Safe Spaces could deliver for the public purse. It found that there is a potential for more than 150 new Safe Spaces to be set up across the UK which, once delivered, would return more than £100 million a year in cost savings to the NHS. 

 “Safe Spaces are already supported by a range of partners across the UK. We’re delighted that NHS England has recognised the important role they can play.”

You can read the summary of the Safe Spaces report here