Night Light Cafés

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Night Light Cafés are safe spaces that offer an out-of-hours, non-clinical support service and are staffed by teams of trained volunteers who are available to listen.   They can also provide signposting advice and information on other organisations that may be able to help with specific needs, such as debt advice or emergency food parcels.

On average, almost 29 guests a week visited a Night Light Café in 2021 and over 1,000 phone calls were made to people who needed support or a friendly ear to listen to them.   339 referrals were made from other agencies into the service.  Night Light Cafes allow people to have better access to face-to-face help when they are struggling in an evening, when practices and community mental health teams are less readily available.  The service is open from 4pm Monday to Friday, and from 8pm Saturday and 7pm on Sunday.

Night Light Cafés are funded by NHS England and Improvements as an integral part of the Lincolnshire Mental Health Transformation Programme, which is committed to improving mental health and wellbeing by creating opportunities for people to thrive in connected communities.   Acts Trust, who co-ordinate the service, is now working in partnership with existing charities in Stamford, Bourne, and Long Sutton with venues also being sought in Skegness and Boston.

It doesn’t cost a thing to go to a Night Light Café, the only ask is that people call or send a quick message to book in advance to make sure someone is available to listen and help. 

People can self-refer by calling 0300 011 1200 or via Instagram DM or Facebook Messenger @NightLightCafeLincoln.

Agencies and GPs can refer individuals with their consent by completing the appropriate online referral form here: https://forms.gle/Ab92khJJeR4mUEp57

The address and opening times for each Night Light café is detailed below.  If you’d like any further information, please visit https://www.actstrust.org.uk/night-light-cafes or email Stacey@ActsTrust.org.uk.   Or you can find them on Instagram / Facebook @NightLightCafeLincoln.

Locations and Opening Hours

Monday

4pm – 7pm        Tonic Health, 6 Broadgate House, Westlode St, Spalding, PE11 2AF
4pm - 8pm         St John the Baptist Church, Sudbrooke Drive, Ermine, LN2 2EF
6pm - 9pm         Don't Lose Hope, 4 North Street, Bourne, PE10 9EA
6pm - 9pm         Mindspace, 39 Broad Street, Stamford, PW9 1PX
6pm – 9pm        Gainsborough Trinity Foundation, Portable Cabin, Rose Sports Ground, 
                           North Warren Rd, DN21 2TU
8pm - 11pm       Bridge Central, Portland Street, LN5 7NN

Tuesday

4pm - 8pm         St Giles Methodist Church, Addison Drive, St Giles LN2 4LH
6pm – 9pm        South Lincs Blind Society, BHive, 11A Finkin St. Grantham, NG31 6QZ
7pm - 10pm       Coffee Culture, The Forum, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 8HW

Wednesday

4pm - 11pm       Bailgate Methodist Church, Bailgate, LN1 3AR
6pm - 9pm         Don't Lose Hope, 4 North Street, Bourne, PE10 9EA
6pm - 9pm         Mindspace, 39 Broad Street, Stamford, PW9 1PX
6pm - 9pm         CPSL Mind, St Mary's Church, Market Place, Long Sutton, PE12 9JE
6pm – 9pm        South Lincs Blind Society, BHive, 11A Finkin St. Grantham, NG31 6QZ

Thursday

4pm – 7pm        Tonic Health, 6 Broadgate House, Westlode St, Spalding, PE11 2AF
4pm - 11pm       Boultham Breakthrough centre, Boultham Park Road, LN6 7ST
6pm - 9pm         CPSL Mind, St Mary's Church, Market Place, Long Sutton, PE12 9JE
6pm – 9pm        Gainsborough Trinity Foundation, Portable Cabin, Rose Sports Ground,
                           North Warren Rd, DN21 2TU
6pm – 9pm        South Lincs Blind Society, BHive, 11A Finkin Street, Grantham, NG31 6QZ

Friday

4pm - 8pm         Birchwood Breakthrough Centre, Larchwood Crescent, LN6 0NA
8pm - 11pm       Bridge Hub, Newark Road, LN5 8NQ
6pm – 9pm        Gainsborough Trinity Foundation, Portable Cabin, Rose Sports Ground,
                          North Warren Rd, DN21 2TU
6pm – 9pm        South Lincs Blind Society, BHive, 11A Finkin St. Grantham, NG31 6QZ

Saturday

8pm - 11pm       The Salt house, Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY

Sunday

7pm - 10pm       Alive Central, Newland, LN1 1XG

To book a visit call 0300 011 1200 or message via Instagram DM or Facebook Messenger @NightLightCafeLincoln

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