Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Spent a few hours earlier this morning visiting a couple of Council/NHS facilities for those trying to combat alcohol and drug addiction - more details of the services on offer here and here ...

... two things really struck me about the morning - firstly, the staff involved are clearly completely dedicated to the difficult job they undertake and I left with nothing but admiration for their patience, calmness and professionalism.

Secondly, and rather worryingly, after nearly 11-years as a Councillor I simply did not know that so few 'actual places' of this type were funded/offered by either the Council or the Health Service :-(

Definitely an area where improvements are required - but thankfully not in the quality of staff currently assisting those with fairly severe support-needs.

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