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MP Praises Work Of Mental Health Team In Weymouth

Oliver Letwin Weymouth visit

8:11am 14th November 2013

Staff who run a service for people with acute mental illnesses in Weymouth, have been praised for their dedication and hard work.

West Dorset Recovery House welcomed local MP Oliver Letwin to their premises earlier this month and showed him around and gave him a flavour of what they do.

The service, which opened in April this year, is run by the charity Rethink in partnership with NHS Dorset CGC.

It acts as a home-from-home environment for people in having an acute mental health crisis who need some time away from their everyday lives.

Whilst they are staying at the Recovery House staff focus on the guest's strengths and offer emotional and practical support and also support guests with cooking, budgeting and using local community resources like the library.

West Dorset MP Letwin praised care staff there for what he described as an incredible service delivered by a "passionate" team:

"I was impressed by the homely and uninstitutional 'feel' of the recovery house. It was also impressive to see at first-hand how passionate the urgent care team are about their incredibly difficult and incredibly important mission."

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