Letter of the week: were users consulted?

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With regard to the headline ‘Mental health lifeline to shut (Advertiser, April 11). This facility has been a boon to many service users over the years, providing a stepping stone from mental ill-health into the community and back to the job market place. Initially it was the Enterprise Workshop and then the workshop moved to its present location, renamed Rework. It means that it provides a structured half day and the opportunity to produce various products and build confidence under supervision. Also it gives achievement, and with working hours less than a normal working half day. This obviates pressure and stress on the clients. During breaks they are able to talk about their problems, if they so wish. Has there been any consultation with service users?

David Clark

Oswald Way, New Bilton