Letter: The benefits of community care

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The Independent Online
I READ in amazement the profile of Marjorie Wallace 'A certain compassion' (25 July). As someone who knows a lot of people who have or have had mental health problems, including schizophrenics, I found the article extremely biased against the care in the community programme.

While acknowledging there are shortcomings in the new way of dealing with the mentally ill, surely it would be more constructive to iron out these problems than to return to the negative and inhuman methods of the past.

Bob Avis

Penygroes, Gwynedd

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