October 5, 2023 6.00 pm

New hope for mental health as police tackle 1,000 safety concerns calls a month

“Right care, right person” bid to ease the strain on policing

Lincolnshire Police have attended more than 12,000 calls reporting concerns for safety in the past year — equating to over 1,000 mental health callouts every month.

This revelation comes as the force, along with other local agencies, examines ways to mitigate policing incidents related to mental health , which are straining the already stretched policing resources in Lincolnshire. A new “Right Care, Right Person” scheme aims to adopt a multi-agency approach to address these concerns and ensure that when calls come to police, there is appropriate triage.

Read the full story on MyLocal Lincolnshire, the new home of The Lincolnite