Mental Health Services

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:03 pm on 7th February 2006.

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Photo of Anthony Steen Anthony Steen Conservative, Totnes 4:03 pm, 7th February 2006

There is not much point in closing down purpose-built institutions for residential mental health care, such as the Brischam unit in Brixham, on the basis that people with dementia would prefer to be looked after by carers in their own homes, if the carers are driven to distraction by having nowhere to send their cared-for person with dementia, because all the purpose-built residential homes have been closed down.

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molijana
Posted on 9 Feb 2006 2:22 am (Report this annotation)

if your not using and abusing volunteers....then better still you can take advantage of those stuck caring for their loved ones at home with little or no help...and it's disgraceful to offer them respite without folllowing through to care for their loved one so they can get the break they so desperately need...let alone the thousands of young carers left to struggle to maintain their education with little or no social life....is it any wonder that so many young are suffering in silence...