‘Concern at crisis centre delay’ - Flynn
Sinn Féin MLA Órlaithí Flynn has raised concerns about the delayed implementation of a Belfast Pilot crisis De-Escalation centre.
The West Belfast MLA was commenting after Sinn Féin representatives attended a drugs, alcohol and mental health meeting with the Public Health Agency, the Health Trust and representatives of the community, voluntary sector and other political parties to discuss progress regarding a pilot crisis de-escalation centre in Belfast to provide a safe space for those in crisis.
She commented: “Following on from this meeting, concerns have been raised over delays to the implementation of this project which was due to start in October.
“The areas of poor mental health and crisis de-escalation are ones which cannot be ignored and it is vital that this pilot project is up and running as soon as possible.
“Sinn Féin representatives will be requesting an urgent meeting with the Director of the PHA and Chief Executive of Belfast Trust to relay our concerns over any further delays.”