Have your say on specialist mental health care and support proposals in B&NES

Do you use (or have you used) specialist mental health services? Do you support or care for someone living with Care Act assessed mental ill health needs? Are you a mental health care professional (including support worker, social worker, care coordinator, specialist nurse)?

You can help Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES) shape the way services are delivered. Over the last few months, B&NES have been working in partnership with local care and support providers (Arch Care, Bath Mind, Milestones and St Mungo’s) to develop a new model of care and support services for adults (18-64) with Care Act assessed mental health care and support needs. These services include:

  • specialist accommodation based supported living

  • specialist non-accommodation based supported living

  • specialist residential care.

The mental health care pathway consultation gives you an opportunity to learn about, and comment on, their proposed pathway to greater independence for people with specialist mental health needs. Their experience, and the feedback they have had from service users, carers, professionals and the organisations they work with, all show that the current arrangements are not meeting needs as well as they would like.

This consultation is now open and will run until 19 December 2021.

You can see the consultation pages here: https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/mental-health-care-pathway-consultation. They will treat any feedback you give in this consultation in strictest confidence.