Crayford mental health centre to close because it is 'no longer fit for purpose' (From News Shopper)
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Crayford mental health centre to close because it is 'no longer fit for purpose'
A mental health centre in Crayford is shutting after Bexley Council declared it “no longer fit for purpose”.
The facility based in London Road provided a range of activities including IT training, arts and music to help encourage further community involvement.
However the contract for mental health recovery day services was put out to tender earlier this year and awarded to Mind in Bexleyheath.
The council has said the Crayford Centre is now unsuitable to sustain “any service”.
A spokesman for London Borough of Bexley said: “Mental health recovery day services are jointly commissioned by Bexley Council and NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
“Service users have been working closely with us and NHS Bexley CCG to review existing services.
“The contract for mental health recovery services was put out for tender last year and awarded to Mind in Bexley earlier this year.
“The new services will focus on supporting the individual and ensuring that they have a tailored plan that helps them recover.
“The Crayford Centre, which hosts just one of a range of mental health recovery day services, is no longer fit for purpose and not suitable to sustain this, or any other service."
He added: “The new redesigned services will be delivered from a number of convenient and accessible locations across the borough.
"They will also support people who need help to access services directly from their own homes where appropriate and, in doing so, improve their access to mainstream local community resources.”
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