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 6pm 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, works in partnership with existing charities across the county.

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        Spalding:   Tonic Health, 6 Broadgate House, Westlode St, PE11 2AF
4pm - 8pm         Lincoln:  St John the Baptist Church, Sudbrooke Drive, Ermine, LN2 2EF
6pm - 9pm         Bourne:   Don't Lose Hope, 4 North Street, PE10 9EA
6pm - 9pm         Gainsborough:  Trinity Foundation, Roses Sports Ground, DN21 2TU
6pm - 9pm         Stamford:  Mindspace, 39 Broad Street, PW9 1PX
7pm - 10pm       Mablethorpe:  Overboard Church, 4C Centre, High Street, LN12 1AX
8pm - 11pm       Lincoln:   Bridge Central, Portland Street, LN5 7NN

Tuesday

4pm - 8pm         Lincoln:  St Giles Methodist Church, Addison Drive, LN2 4LH

Wednesday

4pm - 11pm       Lincoln:  Bailgate Methodist Church, Bailgate, LN1 3AR
4pm - 7pm         Louth:    Trinity Centre, Eastgate, LN11 8DJ
6pm - 9pm         Bourne:   Don't Lose Hope, 4 North Street, PE10 9EA
6pm - 9pm         Long Sutton:   CPSL Mind, St Mary's Church, Market Place, PE12 9JE
6pm – 9pm        Grantham:   South Lincs Blind Society, BHive, 11A Finkin St. NG31 6QZ
7pm - 10pm       Mablethorpe:  Overboard Church, 4C Centre, High Street, LN12 1AX

Thursday

4pm – 7pm           Spalding:   Tonic Health, 6 Broadgate House, Westlode St, PE11 2AF
4pm - 11pm          Lincoln: Boultham Breakthrough Ctr, Boultham Park Rd, LN6 7ST
6pm - 9pm            Long Sutton:   CPSL Mind, St Mary's Church, Market Place, PE12 9JE
6pm - 9pm            Stamford:   Mindspace, 39 Broad Street, PW9 1PX
6pm – 9pm           Grantham:  South Lincs Blind Society, BHive, 11A Finkin St. NG31 6QZ
6pm - 9pm            Gainsborough:  Trinity Foundation, Roses Sports Ground, DN21 2TU
6.30 - 9.30pm       Louth:    Trinity Centre, Eastgate, LN11 8DJ

Friday

4pm - 8pm         Lincoln:    Energize Youth Centre, Larchwood Crescent, LN6 0NA

Saturday

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

Sunday

6pm - 9pm       Lincoln:    Bridge Central, Portland Street, LN5 7NN

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

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