This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'mental health'.
- Safely home: What happens when people leave hospital and care settings?Resource - Added on
This report from Healthwatch England's special inquiry into unsafe discharge focuses on the experiences of older people, people with mental health problems and homeless people in their transition of care post a hospital stay.
Drawing on feedback from over 3,000 people, the key findings can be clustered as follows:People experience delays and a lack of coordination between different services: Homeless people, older people and people with mental health conditions told us about problems they experienced as a result of poor coordination between different parts of the health system, and between health services and community support.
- Guide to carrying out capacity assessmentsResource - Added on
Published in July 2015, this guide on carrying out capacity assessments was written by 39 Essex Street Chambers, highly respected authorities in the area of law as it relates to mental capacity.
Sometimes housing staff need to assess an individual's mental capacity to make a particular decision and this guide is helpful in explaining the law and process.
- Rebuilding Lives: Longer-Term Outcomes For Homeless People who are ResettledResource - Added on
For the first time in the UK, information has been collected about the longer-term outcomes for homeless people who are resettled.
This research summary by King's College London examined their experiences over five years and their success in living independently and rebuilding their lives.
- Homeless Change and Platform for Life Funds 2015-2017Resource - Added on
The Department of Health has announced a new £55 million homeless fund administered by the HCA and GLA over 2 years to upgrade existing accommodation and provide new housing.
The money will be used for the Homeless Change project (upgrading hostel accommodation to improve physical and mental health outcomes for rough sleepers and to help reduce A&E attendances) and the Platform for Life project (new low-rent shared accommodation for young people who want to work, but are struggling to hold down a job or attend college because of a lack of stable housing).
- Phase 2: Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund (CASSH)Resource - Added on
Administered by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) in London, Phase 2 of the Department of Health's CASSH Fund was announced in February 2015 at the Housing LIN annual conference.
£115 million over three years has been set aside to improve the range of housing choices for disabled and older people, including a greater tenure diversity and to support the construction of a small number of housing projects for people with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
- Integration that works: An evaluation of Tile HouseResource - Added on
This paper evaluates One Housing Group's Care Support Plus model at Tile House, Camden, a scheme providing care and support to people with complex mental health problems in conjunction with Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
The evaluation found that services at Tile House have:helped save the NHS nearly £900,000 since the scheme opened in 2012, freed-up hospital beds by reducing the number of admissions and length of overall patient stays in hospital, and supported people with complex needs to build up their confidence, live independently, and improve their health and quality of life.
- Paths to Personalisation in Mental HealthResource - Added on
Paths to Personalisation is a practical guide, endorsed by TLAP, to help make personalisation a reality for people with mental health needs.
It's aimed at all those involved in mental health, such as people with mental health needs and carers, health and social care commissioners, providers, practitioners, care co-coordinators and staff from all sectors.
- Housing and Mental HealthResource - Added on
This user-friendly booklet from Mind is for anyone living with a mental health problem who wants information about housing options.
Set out in two section, it provides explains why housing matters and provides an overview of the different types of accommodation available, including care & support arrangements and crisis accommodation.
- Winterbourne View - Time for ChangeResource - Added on
This report by the Transforming Care and Commissioning Steering Group makes a number of recommendations for transforming the commissioning of services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
It recognises that capital investment in housing is required to both adapt and improve the quality of existing accommodation and create opportunities to develop new accommodation that facilitates community-based support.
- No Assumptions: A Narrative for Personalised, Coordinated Care and Support in Mental HealthResource - Added on
This report by National Voices and Think Local Act Personal calls for more personalised, coordinated care in mental health services; in particular, that they consider "who I am, what's important to me, how I wish to be supported and how people behave with me".
It describes the critical outcomes and success factors in the care, support and treatment of people who use mental health services, from their perspective.