Visitors to Wrexham during Saturday evenings can be assured of a safe haven if they feel unwell or run into problems as Hafan y Dref welfare centre is there to provide help 10pm – 4am.
The welfare centre is operated and staffed by Events Medical Team www.eventsmedicalteam.com and whether you’ve lost your friends, have no battery power on your phone to call them or get too drunk to get home they are there to help and offers a safe place to keep you out of harm’s way.
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They also patrol the streets to make sure that no-one needing help or advice is missed, and hand out flip flops and water to those in need.
Where is Hafan y Dref
Hafan y Dref is in part of the toilet block at the bottom of Town Hill close to Atik nightclub so it’s easy to find.
The Centre is one of several initiatives that are in place in centre of Wrexham to assist anyone who needs help during a night out and they are supported by door staff, police officers, street pastors and of course family and friends.
Cllr Paul Roberts, Lead Member for Partnerships and Community Safety, said, “Hafan y Dref is a fantastic facility there to help everyone who might need a helping hand whilst enjoying an evening out.
“It has a proven record of reducing pressures on the emergency services and of providing immediate assistance to anyone needing help. They don’t pre-judge anyone they’re there to help and prevent unnecessary distress or harm.”
Hafan y Dref was first opened in December 2015 with the aim of providing a safe space where people who have become vulnerable due to consuming too much alcohol or taking drugs can receive medical attention and support.
It provides a combination of medical assessment, supervised recovery and discharge.
The centre also provides other services, such as pastoral care, and sign posting to other services. It also can provide a physical base for partners managing the local night time economy.