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Better services for the mentally ill
 — presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Social Services
Corporate AuthorDepartment of Health and Social Security - DHSS
PublisherHMSO, London, 1975
Pages90 pp (Cmnd 6233)
SourceHMSO Publications Centre, PO Box 276, London SW8 5DT
KeywordsMental disorder ; Services ; Needs [elderly] ; Government publications.
AnnotationThis White Paper outlines the nature of mental illness, and developments in services for the mentally ill up to and including the working of the Mental Health Act 1959. It proposes development of organisational relationships between the various professional and lay group concerned with care of the mentally ill at local level: team-work is seen as essential for the various facilities to operate as a comprehensive service of treatment and care. Service was to be based on a comprehensive network of health and social services facilities in each district. Other aspects outlined are: the need for secure provision in special hospitals for the small number of disturbed patients; acknowledgement that people recovering from mental illness require ordinary housing; alcohol and drug dependence and misuse; manpower requirements; and research and evaluation.
Accession NumberCPA-930505014 P
ClassmarkE: I: IK: 6OA

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