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    Young carer transition in practice under the Care Act 2014

    Part of Care Act 2014

    This resource explores how the provisions in the Care Act around transition can be put into practice for young carers moving from children’s to adult services to ensure that they are appropriately supported and encouraged to fulfil their education and employment potential. One young carer’s journey through transition (Emma’s story) will provide an example of how several services worked together to support her into adulthood. The resource covers: transition in the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014; identifying support needs of young carers; timing of a transition assessment; transition assessments under the Care Act 2014; approaches to assessments; information and advice; transition planning; transition of young carers; practice examples, describing young carers’ journeys through transition; and a process map with suggestions on how to put the stages into action.

    What does a good IMHA service look like?

    Part of Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

    A self-assessment tool which enables IMHA providers to self-assess their service within a clear quality framework and help them understand what a good IMHA service looks like. The tool lists ten indicators with suggested evidence sources for self-assessment. The quality indicators covered are: values, independence, role clarity, co-production, relationships to other forms of advocacy provision, staffing, equality and diversity, accessibility of the service, relationship with mental health services, and monitoring and self-evaluation. A third column allows IMHA providers to rate themselves using red, amber and green traffic lights. Providers can then summarises their key strengths and areas for development.

    Making a difference: measuring the impact of independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

    Part of Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

    An effective Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) service is one that delivers good outcomes for the person (sometimes called the 'advocacy partner' or 'partner') receiving the advocacy support. This report looks at the difference that IMHA services can make to the lives of people subject to compulsion under the Mental Health Act 1983. It provides service users, IMHA providers, commissioners and mental health services with information to discuss outcomes, what they are, how they will know they have been achieved, what performance indicators can be used to measure the effectiveness of services, and how outcomes can be measured.

    Improving access to Independent Mental Health Advocacy for providers of mental health services

    Part of Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

    The majority of patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 are eligible, under section 130 of the 2007 Act, to access Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) services. However research has shown that less than half of those qualifying for an IMHA appear to be accessing them. This summary and flowchart provide the essential information needed to implement an open access policy. Open access means qualifying patients are automatically referred to IMHA services unless they object. This approach has implications for IMHA service capacity; resourcing; consent and confidentiality. This summary of how to implement an open access process for IMHA services should be considered in conjunction with the Improving Open Access to IMHA flowchart.

    10 top tips for commissioners: commissioning Independent Mental Health Advocacy services in England

    Part of Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

    This briefing provides 10 top tips designed to help commissioners to provide good quality Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) services. The tips cover: understanding the role and responsibilities of IMHA; co-production; strategic needs assessment and asset mapping; outcome-based commissioning, quality and cost; meeting diverse needs; engaging with IMHA providers; IMHA and other forms of advocacy; non-instructed advocacy; out of area placements; and links with health service commissioners.

    Restraint: a human rights issue

    In this video for health and care providers and staff, we examine how good practice needs to take account of an individual's human rights. Using a person-centred approach by putting people at the centre of decisions about their care can minimise restraint.

    Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) improving equality of access

    This accessible seven minute film summarises the issues around ensuring that everyone has access to IMHA services. Primarily aimed at independent mental health advocacy providers the film explains how they can ensure that their service provides equality of access to all service users.

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