This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'mental health'.
- Rebuilding Lives: Formerly homeless people's experiences of independentResource - Added on
This KCL research, funded by the NIHR SSCR, tracked a group of 297 homeless people for five years after they were rehoused.
The project examined their experiences and is the largest and only UK study of its kind.
- Housing and mental health: providing support for people in needResource - Added on
This report by the Mental Health Foundation identifies which types of supported accommodation successfully meet the needs of people with mental health problems and draws on the expertise of people living and working in these settings across England to capture the issues on the ground.
- Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat: Improving outcomes for people experiencing mental health crisisResource - Added on
In February 2014, a number of national organisations involved in health, policing, social care, housing, local government and the third sector came together and signed the Crisis Care Concordat.
It sets out how organisations will work together better to make sure that people get the help they need when they are having a mental health crisis.
- Housing LIN response to Law Commission consultation on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of LibertyResource - Added on
From the 7th July to the 2nd November 2015, the Law Commission invited responses to its consultation paper "Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty".
In addition to raising awareness of the consultation and encouraging housing organisations to respond, the Housing LIN submitted its own response.
- Building the right support: A national implementation plan to develop community services and close inpatient facilitiesResource - Added on
NHS England have published a national plan and service model which sets out how people with a learning disability and/or autism will be supported to lead more independent lives and have greater say about the support they receive and radically improve learning disability services.
Following the Winterbourne View Review, the plan predicts that, as these services are put in place, there will be a reduction of up to 50 per cent in the number of inpatient beds, meaning that some units will close altogether.
- Housing and health resourceResource - Added on
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health have launched a new online resource to raise awareness of the impact poor housing can have on the physical and mental health of the people living in them.
The tool is intended to help local authorities and environmental health practitioners gain a better understanding and awareness of the role housing has in health and well-being, and tackle health inequalities.
- 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).