Patients with mental health needs have taken to the streets of Doncaster to help with the massive clean-up operation after the recent floods.

A handful of patients who use the services at Emerald Lodge in Bentley, together with some staff, decided to head to the areas previously flooded and help to clear debris and rubbish, which had collected as the floodwater subsided.

Emerald Lodge is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Hayley Smith, RDaSH Support Worker, said: “Our patients decided they wanted to help the local community so we grabbed some bin bags, hi-vis jackets and gloves and headed to the streets.

“We collected so much debris and litter and feel we’ve helped to play a little part in Doncaster’s massive clean up operation.”