Department of Health: Strengthening rights and choices for people to live in the community

The Department of Health seeks views to strengthen rights of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues to enable them to live independently.

The consultation ‘No voice unheard, no right ignored’ explores options on issues such as how people can:

be supported to live independently, as part of a community
be assured that their views will be listened to
challenge decisions about them and about their care
exercise control over the support they receive with a Personal Health Budget
expect that different health and local services will organise themselves around their needs
know that professionals are looking out for their physical health needs as well as their mental health needs
The document also seeks to explores views on a number of issues relating to the Mental Health Act which were raised during the recent consultation on the revised Mental Health Act Code of Practice.

Consultation closed 29 May 2015.

Read ARC England’s response to the No voice unheard, no right ignored consultation here.