"Costs of day centre are too high"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient)

(as the patient),

I'm an outpatient and i go to the day centre in Nottingham.

I have been going to the day centre for several years and i have recently been funded and attend 2 groups in art and woodwork. I have just found out I'm having to pay £25 for a 2 hour session where the teacher is a service user himself.

I understand that day centres need to be funded but find this amount a bit extortionate as this takes up the majority of my budget. I also found out that there is a rating system to which service users are charged, I feel this to be unfair.

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Response from Jane Danforth, Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Thank you for your posting. I am not sure what day centre you are attending.

So I can reply to your posting with more information, please get in touch either by replying to me on the Patient Opinion site or by calling me .

Jane Danforth Involvement Officer

0115 9934567

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Update posted by tabby (the patient)

The day centre is Open Doors, Victoria Embankment.

Due to these high costs people are unable to access these services, when for many its a place they feel safe and comfortable,

Response from Jane Danforth, Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Hi Tabby

Thank you for replying so promptly. Do you want to give me a call on the above number to have a chat about it?

Someone on the site read your posting and passed on some information to pass on to you about the day centre costs.

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