Recommendations in relation to the public consultations on the delivery of Learning Disability Services and Mental Health Day Services in Belfast

21/06/2016

Belfast Trust – Trust Board Meeting held on Tuesday 21 June 2016 to discuss the outcomes and recommendations in relation to the public consultations on ‘The Delivery of Learning Disability Services for People Living in Belfast’ and ‘The Delivery of Mental Health Day Services for People Living in Belfast’

Belfast Trust today held a Public Board Meeting to consider the outcomes and recommendations of the public consultations in relation to ‘The Delivery of Learning Disability Services for People Living in Belfast’ and ‘The Delivery of Mental Health Day Services for People Living in Belfast’

We acknowledge the significant level of responses to the proposal and since the consultation period closed we have fully considered each and every one of them.

At the meeting today the Trust Board made the following recommendations which will now be submitted to the HSCB for consideration and for further consideration by the Minister for Health.

In relation to Learning Disability Day Services we recommend the following

  • Maintain day centre provision in West Belfast at current centres.
  • Establish a Day Services Planning and Implementation Forum with all key stakeholders to shape the model of Day Opportunities going forward and jointly produce centre plans across Belfast to address the need, frequency and duration of provision for the future.
  • Develop a Day Opportunities Investment Fund to extend the range of Day Opportunities available across the city.

In relation to Mental Health Day Services we recommend

  • Maintain day centre provision in each of three centres at Ravenhill, Whiterock and North Belfast (Everton) in keeping with individualised care plans.
  • Establish a Day Services Planning and Implementation Forum with all key stakeholders to shape the model of Day Opportunities going forward and jointly produce a centre plan for each of the three sites to address the need, frequency and duration of provision for the future.
  • Develop a Day Opportunities Investment Fund to extend the range of Day Opportunities available across the City.

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Thank you
We want to sincerely thank all those service users, carers, staff, individuals, elected representatives, groups and organisations who responded, in any way. To deliver our vision for day services Belfast Trust’s core values of respect and dignity, openness and trust, being leading edge, learning and development and accountability, will underpin these recommendations and will ultimately support our commitment to provide safe, effective, compassionate and person-centred care

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