The report concerns the mental health care pathway for a section of citizens who have been admitted to a psychiatric health facility and subsequently been residents of or offered supported housing.
The purpose of the study, which includes the regions, ten selected municipalities and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Housing and Senior Citizens, is to assess whether the authorities’ effort to provide a coherent pathway for citizens that have been admitted to psychiatric care settings and subsequently been residents of supported housing has been satisfactory.
The report answers the following questions:
- Have the regions worked out the statutory discharge agreements for citizens with mental illnesses?
- Have the municipalities referred citizens with mental illnesses to approved supported housing facilities with staff qualified to address the residents’ needs?
- Has the Ministry of Social Affairs, Housing and Senior Citizens supported the municipalities in the referral of citizens with mental illnesses?
Rigsrevisionen assesses that the authorities’ effort to establish a coherent pathway for citizens who have been admitted to a psychiatric hospital and subsequently lived in a supported housing facility has, overall, been very unsatisfactory. The statutory services offered to the group of citizens with mental illnesses that we have looked at in this study were not coordinated between the relevant region and municipality. As a result, these citizens may not receive the municipal services that they are entitled to under the Service Act.
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