"Arts and Health in Nottingham"

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

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In response to some of the posts regarding arts provision in Notts Healthcare Trust: we are hearing many stories from patients in Nottingham about their distress about the loss of arts services in Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust.

Whilst frontline services are being affected deeply by the current cuts across many services in the country, it is important to remember that there are other voluntary services that exist that have a strong track record of supporting patients with regards to their personal development and well being.

Whilst I am not suggesting that the voluntary sector takes up the strain, and are also affected by the current economic climate, there are still opportunities in the community for patients to receive support.

Please check out City Arts in Nottingham www. city-arts. org. uk tel: 01159782463. Email kate@city-arts. org. uk

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

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Thank you for posting this information about City Arts. Your reputation is excellent and we hear many glowing reports of the work you undertake. The national picture of the economy continues to be very challenging for everyone and affects many people in different ways. The work of the voluntary sector has been crucial in supporting people in need of arts related provision.

We continue to work hard in the Trust to remain positive using innnovative ways of working in partnership with the voluntary sector whilst recognising the quality of work you do and the value it brings to the lives of our service users and carers.

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