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Victory for campaign to save Cambridge mental health drop-in centre

Issue No. 2410

Patients who occupied a mental health drop-in centre in Cambridge for nearly four months have saved it from closure.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust has pledged to keep the Lifeworks centre open for another five years if the sit-in comes to an end.

Service users took over the unit on 4 March this year, after its closure was announced, and refused to budge.

Lifeworks has offered support for adults with personality disorders over the last 12 years through a crisis clinic, support group and other services.

The occupation is set to end at the end of next week after a contract securing Lifeworks for five years is signed.

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