The councils that shirk their responsibility to pay for care

Mitchell, Ed
January 2009
Community Care;1/29/2009, Issue 1755, p31
The article reflects on a community care legislation in Great Britain, the section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983. It opines that Section 117 is the sore thumb of community care legislation as it obliges councils and the National Health Service to provide aftercare services for people discharged after treatment under the Mental Health Act 1983. It comments that councils dealing with older people often ignore the condition that section 117 services must be provided free of charge.


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