Working with service users with mental health needs

This joint report with Reading Advice Network (RAN) sets out findings of a RAN forum held with local charities in May 2017.
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Key findings:

  • Third sector organisations feel undervalued and not respected by statutory sector
  • Third sector is not adequately funded to support local people
  • Clients tell charities they are not getting satisfactory support when they first approach front line statutory staff, making them to turn to local charities

 

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Working with service users with mental health needs
Response from Reading Borough Council and Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group