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3 thoughts on “EDP: Update: More than 2,900 people sign online petition to save the Ashcroft residential home

  1. kat says:

    i only found ashcroft last year but i was at a very very bad place and without them stepping in and giving there support i dont know where iwould be now ive been back again for respite and have to say the place is like a second home the ladies are all so lovely and whatever they are going through make you feel very welcome and its also nice to see ladies who were there at my first visit to see how well they have come on…none of this would be possible without the wonderful work of the staff who are there for you 24/7 always there to listen to you and notice when your feeling down …dont let ashcroft close where will the ladies go? and what about the staff not yet more job losses please.  i still need ashcroft like many others am now worried sick about whats going to happen…..think long and hard before closing such a helpful place…think of the consquences!!

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  2. Nicola Miller says:

    The value of all this collective experience, hard won over time cannot be quantified. These small specialist units perform a vital service within mental health, offering the time intensive support and care that larger general mental health inpatient units cannot because of staffing constraints and the nature of their therapeutic milieu.

     

    Closing them is utterly short sighted.- Please listen to the experiences and views of these service users. They know that there is little else out there for them.

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  3. Dave Nicholson says:

    The economics of this are just crazy.

    Ashcroft costs £745 per week, which is £106 per night.

    The average cost of an out of area private hospital bed is £552 per night, which is where many of these vulnerable women could end up if Ashcroft closes, many miles away from home. That’s a cost of £3,864 per week and more than five times the cost.

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