Centre for Mental Health, June 2017
This report reviews evidence from Care Quality Commission inspection reports of inpatient rehabilitation services in England. It finds that while many people receive high quality care close to home from rehabilitation services, a minority spend periods of many months and sometimes years in hospital. Some are placed far from home in locked wards and become isolated from their families and dislocated from their local health and care services. The report concludes that these services, and the people they help, have been ignored in mental health policy for more than a decade. As a result, local community and inpatient services have diminished, leaving some people in long-stay hospital care.
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