Protesters 'save' Cambridge Lifeworks mental health centre

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Campaigners also protested outside the centre in Tenison Road

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.

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