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Mental Health Housing and Support

Purpose of Report: To outline a vision for the development of an improved mental health housing and support pathway in York. Including specific proposals that will address a long-standing gap in provision within the city - for the development of specialist mental health housing and support for people with multiple and complex needs.
These proposals have been developed in response to priorities identified in a number of key strategies including York’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-2022, the All Age Mental Health Strategy for York 2018-2023, and the York Homelessness Strategy 2018-2023. All three strategies identify the development of improved mental health housing and support options as a priority for the city.

The Executive is asked to agree to City of York Council and Vale of York NHS CCG jointly commissioning new specialist mental health housing and support provision and to agree to the sale of three council-owned sites to facilitate the this.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Item Called In

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/07/2020

Decision due: 27/08/20 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care

Lead director: Corporate Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care

Department: Directorate of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care

Contact: Gary Brittain, Head of Commissioning and Contracts Tel: 01904 554099 Email: gary.brittain@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Consultation process:
A multi-agency Project Board has overseen the development of these proposals with senior management representatives from City of York Council, Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust, the Vale of York NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, and York Housing Association.
Two multi-agency working groups were established to research and develop the proposals for supported housing and Housing First. These groups included representatives from City of York Council (Adults Commissioning, Housing, Mental Health Social Work), Vale of York NHS CCG, Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust, the Voluntary & Community Sector (e.g. York Mind, Changing Lives, Community Links), York Housing Association, and York Mental Health Carers Group.
Three large stakeholder workshop events were held – one in Sep 2017, to identify challenges within the current system and seek a steer on options for moving forward; and two in Jul 2018, to update stakeholders on the work of the working groups and to get their feedback on/input to the draft proposals.

Consultees:
City of York Council managers and front-line staff (Adults Commissioning, Housing, Mental Health Recovery Service, and Mental Health Social Work); Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust – including Service User Network; Vale of York NHS Clinical Commissioning Group; Voluntary & Community Sector; York Mental Health Carers Group.

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