Enhancing the partnership: report of the working group on the implementation of the health strategy in relation to persons with a mental handicap

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244694
Title:
Enhancing the partnership: report of the working group on the implementation of the health strategy in relation to persons with a mental handicap
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
18-Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244694
Language:
en
Description:
The Working Group recommends that the arrangements for a new partnership in services to persons with a mental handicap be based, within the limits of available resources, on a recognition by all parties of: (a) the right of persons with mental handicap to quality services which respect their dignity are provided within the least restrictive environment and aim at the greatest possible inclusion of persons with a mental handicap in society; (b) The development of services in accordance with the principles underpinning the United Nations Standard Rules on the Equalisation of Opportunities for Persons with a Disability; (c) the principles of equity quality of services and accountability and the concept of health and social gain which underpin the Health Strategy. (Paragraph 13 .9) 2 The Working Group recommends that the Department, health boards and voluntary mental handicap agencies should work together in an agreed planning framework, as outlined in this report. The planning framework should be supported by high quality data such as that becoming available through the National Intellectual Disability Database which involves the co-operation of every organisation involved in the provision of mental handicap services. 3 The Working Group recommends that the service agreements between health boards and the large service providers should be based on the principles outlined at paragraph 3.9 and reflect the recommendations of this report.
Keywords:
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY; SERVICES

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-18T14:50:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-18T14:50:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-18-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/244694-
dc.descriptionThe Working Group recommends that the arrangements for a new partnership in services to persons with a mental handicap be based, within the limits of available resources, on a recognition by all parties of: (a) the right of persons with mental handicap to quality services which respect their dignity are provided within the least restrictive environment and aim at the greatest possible inclusion of persons with a mental handicap in society; (b) The development of services in accordance with the principles underpinning the United Nations Standard Rules on the Equalisation of Opportunities for Persons with a Disability; (c) the principles of equity quality of services and accountability and the concept of health and social gain which underpin the Health Strategy. (Paragraph 13 .9) 2 The Working Group recommends that the Department, health boards and voluntary mental handicap agencies should work together in an agreed planning framework, as outlined in this report. The planning framework should be supported by high quality data such as that becoming available through the National Intellectual Disability Database which involves the co-operation of every organisation involved in the provision of mental handicap services. 3 The Working Group recommends that the service agreements between health boards and the large service providers should be based on the principles outlined at paragraph 3.9 and reflect the recommendations of this report.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectINTELLECTUAL DISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectSERVICESen_GB
dc.titleEnhancing the partnership: report of the working group on the implementation of the health strategy in relation to persons with a mental handicapen_GB
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