Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd May 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the provision of sufficient comprehensive eating disorders services in (a) York and (b) England.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

We are investing approximately £1 billion in community mental health care for adults with severe mental illness by 2023/24. This will provide 370,000 adults with severe mental illnesses, including eating disorders, greater choice and control over their care and support them to live well in their communities. We have also allocated an additional £53 million a year from 2021/22 for children and young people's community eating disorder services which is developing more than 70 children and young people (CYP) community eating disorder teams in England.

Some specialised mental health services and learning disability and autism services will be commissioned through a provider collaborative. In York, Humber Coast and Vale Provider Collaborative are working with local partners and commissioners to ensure the integration of services to meet the needs of the population.

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