All Mental Health placements have been reviewed to ensure appropriate and proportionate services and commissioning has shifted to emphasise the recovery model.
A ‘Sustainable Mental Health’ framework will provide a vision and outline for the effective management, especially in light of growing demand and constrained resources. A review of all mental health placements is underway to ensure all service users are receiving appropriate and proportionate care packages. Commissioning with the Third Sector places an emphasis on the recovery model to enable service users to move out of statutory services into a more appropriate community setting for long term sustainability.
A “Memorandum of Understanding” has led to agreement being reached regarding improvements to services, and senior staff in Health and Social Care have given a commitment to meet every month to monitor progress on improvements and developments. A review of the Memorandum of Understanding will be undertaken in July to ensure that agreed improvements to the service from a Health and Social Care perspective have been achieved.