From a service user perspective, there is great potential for the use of direct payments and personal health budgets to improve their care and allow them more choice and control about how they receive it. This was the message from a speaker at yesterday’s event, but it was also accompanied by a number of challenges.
The report produced in Phase 1 of the Mental Health and Housing project currently being undertaken by MHPF and the Royal College of Psychiatrists look at a sample of 15 housing support models, which highlight successful working in the provision of support for people with mental health needs and shows that the third sector are currently in the best position to respond to the changing needs of people affected.
MHPF are pleased to announce that the 2015 MHPF Mental Health Voluntary Sector Awards will be held in April. The awards recognise projects and services which are leading the way in delivery of mental health care and having a real impact on the people using them.
Organisations are invited to submit entries in the following categories:
Strengthening Citizen Voice – Supported and judged by NSUN
The Mental Health Providers Forum is a not-for-profit organisation registered in England as Voluntary Sector Mental Health Providers Forum and is a company limited by guarantee no. 5536120. Registered Charity no. 1120222. Registered office: 1st Floor, Colechurch House, London Bridge Walk, London SE1 2SX.