Research and analysis

Alternative place of safety: West Sussex pilot evaluation 2015

An evaluation of the pilot of an alternative place of safety in Sussex for adults detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

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Alternative place of safety: the West Sussex pilot evaluation 2015

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In October 2014, the Home Secretary announced her intention to fund a pilot of an alternative place of safety utilising the expertise of the third sector. With one of the highest rates of use of police cells in the country, local agencies in Sussex agreed to participate in this pilot in partnership with Richmond Fellowship, a respected national provider of mental health and other recovery services.

The evaluation document provides a description of the service offered, its impact on some of the recipients of these services and the lessons that were learned by partners during the journey to establish and run this innovative enterprise.

Published 10 October 2015