What is the purpose of section 117?
Section 117 of the Mental Health Act says that aftercare services are services which are intended to: meet a need that arises from or relates to your mental health problem, and. reduce the risk of your mental condition getting worse, and you having to go back to hospital.
What is aftercare mental health?
Aftercare comes in the form of both short-term and long-term solutions once you complete rehab for drug or alcohol use disorder. These types of aftercare services can also be practical tools for individuals with mental health concerns such as depression, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders.
Is Section 117 means tested?
Section 117 aftercare services cannot be means tested and are free of charge to all individuals. The amount awarded by the local authority must be an amount that is the cost to the local authority of meeting the person’s needs.
How long does 117 Aftercare last?
Section 117 will last for as long as your local authority or CCG assess that you require it. It will only cease when a person is deemed to be able to stay well and out of hospital without it.
What are the aftercare services?
What is Aftercare? ‘Aftercare’ refers to services that help recovering drug-dependent persons to adapt to everyday community life, after completing earlier phases of treatment and rehabilitation. It provides an opportunity to address important issues and problems associated with abstinence and recovery.
What is the definition of after care?
Definition of aftercare : the care, treatment, help, or supervision given to persons discharged from an institution (such as a hospital)
Can a Section 117 be removed?
s. 117 cannot be withdrawn without reassessing P’s needs. P must be fully involved in any decision-making process with regards to the ending of aftercare, including, if appropriate consultation with ‘P’s’ carer/s and advocate.
How often should section 117 be reviewed?
This should happen at least once a year. When your care coordinator reviews your needs, they will hold a meeting. They may call this a ‘review meeting’ or a ‘needs assessment’. Other people may be able to go to the meeting too, such as your GP, your psychiatrist, and your carer, if you have one.
What is the importance of aftercare service to the client?
It provides an opportunity to address important issues and problems associated with abstinence and recovery. Aftercare provides a safe environment for continued support till it is no longer needed.
Why is aftercare so important?
Aftercare is important for so many different reasons, but it’s vital to creating a holistic sexual experience, and for deepening intimacy. You and your partner, or partners, deserve to be showered with kindness, affection, and understanding after a sexual experience. Aftercare makes space for all that and more.
Is there two words after care?
noun Medicine/Medical. the care and treatment of a convalescent patient.
Who is entitled to 117 aftercare?
You are entitled to section 117 aftercare if you have been in hospital under sections 3, 37, 45A, 47, or 48 of the Mental Health Act 1983. You won’t get free aftercare if you have been in hospital under any other section of the Mental Health Act. The NHS and social services should give your aftercare for free.