Residential care facility coming as alternative to hospital

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Crothers Construction project manager Chris Wright with WA Mental Health parliamentary secretary Alanna Clohesy at the site of the new Geraldton Step Up Step Down mental health facility today.
Camera IconCrothers Construction project manager Chris Wright with WA Mental Health parliamentary secretary Alanna Clohesy at the site of the new Geraldton Step Up Step Down mental health facility today. Credit: Geoff Vivian/The Geraldton Guardian

WA Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health Alanna Clohesy visited the future Step Up Step Down mental health facility in Geraldton today.

The $3.679 million makeover of the former Sobering Up Centre in Larkin Street is to be a facility for temporary residential care for people coming out of acute mental health treatment, or who do not need hospitalisation.

The facility manager will be Neami National, a community-based organisation providing services to improve mental health and wellbeing in local communities.

Geraldton builder David Crothers said the job had employed 30 to 35 people each day since it commenced on July 2.

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