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28 July 2017

Mental health services shares success stories with Nicky Morgan MP

28th July 2017
Conservative MP Nicky Morgan visited Bridge Street, one of our mental health supported housing project in Shepshed, to learn more about their ongoing work supporting vulnerable people experiencing mental ill health.

The staff and service users at Bridge Street, owned and run by NCHA Care and Support, met with the Loughborough MP earlier this week. They shared stories from personal experience, or relating to the people that have received life-changing support during the 15 years the service has been open.

The local MP was also taken on a short tour of the allotment recently acquired by the service. The new allotment patch has led to an exciting journey for residents as their help has revitalised it to create a welcoming and inclusive space that helps people on their journey to manage everyday life whilst having an enduring mental health illness.

Nicky also had the chance to meet Jamie, a former volunteer peer mentor to residents at Bridge Street, who has recently secured a new full time Support Worker job with the service. Jamie’s experience as a volunteer gave him the confidence to develop his skills so that he could move into full time work.

Nicky Morgan celebrated the success of the allotment on Twitter after her visit:

Sharing this message with over 46,000 people that follow her on Twitter.