Protesters 'save' Cambridge Lifeworks mental health centre

Protesters outside the Tenison Road Centre Campaigners also protested outside the centre in Tenison Road

Related Stories

Protesters have won a campaign to save a mental health centre in Cambridge threatened with closure after they held a sit-in for nearly four months.

The Lifeworks drop-in centre in Tenison Road supports people with personality disorders.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) said the centre had been due to shut as part of a bid to save £6.5m from its budget.

Now health managers have offered to keep it open for the next five years.

The CPFT said in a statement "a number of proposals" would be offered to "service users at our Tenison Road building which we are hopeful will see them end their occupation".

An agreement to end the sit-in is due to be signed on Monday.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cambridgeshire



9 °C 3 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC


  • Robbie RogersHARDtalk Watch

    Gay footballer Robbie Rogers on locker room homophobia and the ‘pack mentality’ in soccer

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.