February 23, 2017 by johnbromley
In late January/early February 2017, The NSMC piloted a night-time Help Point in central Hastings designed to reduce the number of minor alcohol-related injuries and provide a refuge for vulnerable people.
Over 50 people used the service over the two nights. Some came in to sober up and take a break from drinking while others were treated by St John Ambulance staff for issues ranging from ankle injuries to severe alcohol intoxication. We also helped members of the street community with warm drinks and clothing on two particularly cold and wet winter nights.