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The formal six-week consultation for Camden’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy opened on 1st November. The strategy will inform our shared approach across health, social care and community support in Camden to deliver the best care for residents, so naturally we’re keen to get as many resident views as possible. The Council have created a website for people to share comments: Share Your Views On Health And Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2030 – Commonplace

The Camden Crisis Sanctuary opened this Summer, and The concept was that it would be a walk-in service. We know that service users are frustrated that this it is still referral only. We raised the issue, and had been told in October by Camden commissioners that as of 17 November 2021 it would finally be open for self-referrals and walk-ins. This date is now invalid apparently and the commissioners have asked us to make this very clear that it will not be open to self referral on that date, but, they cannot give us any new date. The pilot is only for a year, so it looks like a quarter of it’s anticipated life will have passed before we can get the service that we wanted. The contract was given to Hestia, who run some other crisis services in other boroughs.

You can find the Camden Crisis Sanctuary at the Hopscotch Asian Woman’s Centre, 50-52 Hampstead Road, NW1, not far from Warren St or Euston Square stations. It takes over the space after Hopscotch closes at 5 pm and is open to 11 pm 365 days per year. There is more information here: https://northcentrallondonccg.nhs.uk/news/new-camden-crisis-cafe/ Thanks to al our members who commented on the draft leaflet. Here is what it looks like from outside, courtesy of Google street view. You have to ring the bell and speak through the intercom to get admission.

Phone: 07825 165 464 Camden.CrisisSanctuary@Hestia.org https://www.hestia.org/camden-crisis-sanctuary

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