NHS: Mental Health Services — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:42 pm on 14th March 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Brinton Baroness Brinton Party Chair, Liberal Democrats 2:42 pm, 14th March 2016

My Lords, last week there was a well-publicised case of a young autistic man being held in secure mental health accommodation because there were no spaces in the appropriate autistic support facility. It transpires that the principal cause was that there was nowhere for the young people in the other unit to move to. Can the Minister explain what is happening with mental health services to avoid bed-blocking, in the same way as is happening with other social care?