Bid to buy former mental health facility
FORMER users of a mental health service at Haddington's Tynepark Resource Centre want to buy the property and turn it into a community hub.
The centre closed in April after owner CrossReach lost out to Penumbra as East Lothian Council tendered for a reshaped mental health service for the county.
Since then, the group of former users - calling themselves 'Mental Enablement and Empowerment (MEE)' - have rented the annex part of the building to continue meeting.
But they now want the community's backing to apply for funding of up to £1 million to fund the purchase of Tynepark, which would then be made available for anyone to use as a meeting place.
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Sep 1, 12:51
it is diabolical that this facility has closed. I thought as a nation mental health awareness was at last coming to everyone's notice but when groups are forced to disband because of lack of funding etc one wonders what the powers that be are thinking off.
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