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Funding for Care in the Community under the Mental Health Act 1983

If you, or a loved one, have been detained under the Mental Health Act, and have then been discharged from hospital, you may be eligible for after care services and funding. Detention under most (but not all) sections of the Mental Health Act gives rise to the right to aftercare. 

The law is clear that, where the right to aftercare arises, the NHS and / or the local authority in partnership with each other and other voluntary agencies as required, have an on-going to duty to provide support services in the community for as long as needed. This is called the section 117 aftercare duty. 

You do not have to pay towards these support services. If you have concerns about the level of support being provided, you are not sure whether you qualify for aftercare services, or if there is an attempt to charge for aftercare, speak to one of our experts to see if we can help.

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