Monthly Archives: May 2013

Knowing the Facts

It is really important for Social Work professionals to realise that the work they carry out is guided almost entirely by statute of one kind or another. Therefore to know the particular Act and Section or sub Section is extremely … Continue reading

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Representation of the People Act 2000

Voting Rights The Representation of the People Act 2000 makes clear that in most circumstances detained patients can vote in general or other elections. Individual Trusts should give information about their voting rights to patients and assist them in the … Continue reading

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Section 132 MHA

Section 132 and 132A require Hospital Managers to take steps to ensure that all patients subject to the MHA are given and understand information about how the Act applies to them. This information must be given as soon as practicable after the start … Continue reading

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Care Bill

The bill will introduce a new framework for assessments and eligibility. The current duty to assess people who it appears may be in need of community care services, under section 47 of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990, has … Continue reading

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The Bretton Centre

The old St Lukes Hospital Huddersfield The Bretton Centre, based at Fieldhead in Wakefield, was officially opened at the beginning of August 2008. It  provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for men with severe mental health conditions who require care under low secure conditions … Continue reading

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Out County Placements

Mental health trusts are spending millions of pounds placing growing numbers of patients in private services miles from their home, a Community Care investigation has revealed.Data obtained by Community Care under the Freedom of Information Act from 23 of the … Continue reading

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