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Mental health - commissioned community services

Meeting: 07/03/2019 - People Scrutiny Committee (Item 29)

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Report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health.



29.1     The report was introduced by the Strategic Commissioning Manager (Mental Health) who provided further detail about the different elements within this service area.  


29.2       The Committee welcomed the report and in response to specific questions, the following responses were provided to Members of the Committee:


       with regard to Peer Support, Members were informed that providers of peer support can be paid staff who may also have other roles at Southdown House.  They can also be volunteers (who have access to an accredited Level 2 Peer Mentoring Training course).  

     with regard to the amber status for the Personality Disorder service, the Committee were informed that building full membership had been a lengthier process than originally anticipated.  However, the Department believes it is now on course to achieve full membership this spring. 

       With regard to the amber status for the Staying Well service, the Department plans to undertake more work to promote the benefits of the service among clinical teams.  This in turn, it is hoped, will increase the rate of referrals.


29.3     RESOLVED: to note the report.