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An organisation in Whitby which works with people with mental health issues has been praised by inspectors.

Independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission inspected the HFSS Supporting People in Whitby facility which is based at the back of the United reform Church in Flowergate.

It provides support and personal care to 18 people of all ages whose main area of need is in relation to mental health and or learning disabilities and there is also a day centre.

It was said to be “well-led” and rated good in all categories it was inspected under - safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led - following the visit that took place in July.

The report published this week said service users had positive comments about it while staff showed respect.

It added: “Care plans were comprehensive and had associated risk assessments. Medicines were managed safely. People were protected because staff at this service was aware of and followed the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005.”