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Social Inclusion Conference, Zagreb, 5 November 2010 Information on social rights – improving information and inclusion of users Mat Kinton, Policy Analyst, Care Quality Commission, UK.
http: //www. centreformentalhealth. org. uk/news/2008_services_need_radical_changes. aspx
‘Recovery’ is about… • …building a meaningful and satisfying life, as defined by the person themselves, whether or not there are ongoing or recurring symptoms or problems. • … discovering or rediscovering a sense of personal identity, separate from illness or disability. • …being able to take on meaningful and satisfying social roles within local communities, rather than in segregated services. • …self-management, encouraged and facilitated by services.
Making Recovery a Reality “Recovery is a truly radical idea. It turns mental health services' priorities on their heads. Traditional services wait until a person's illness is cured before helping them to get their life back. Recovery-focused services aim from day one to help people to build a life for themselves. The medical care they give is in support of that bigger purpose”. Jed Boardman, psychiatrist & report author
Criticisms of recovery model • Danger of excluding people with more profound disabilities, and the institutions that they are in. • Can be used as a cover for poor services – for closing institutions without adequate community services
Practical measures • Information for users on clinical, legal and social aspects of their care. • User involvement in care-planning at all levels. • Care plans to aim for goals established by uses themselves. • Care plans for hospitalised users to focus on discharge from hospital / reintegration to community from point of admission.
mat. [email protected] org. uk www. cqc. org. uk/mentalhealthactannualreport 2009 -10/reporthome. cfm