Care Programme Approach
The Care Programme Approach (CPA) is a package of care that may be used to plan your mental health care. This section explains what CPA is, when you should get and when it might stop.
- The Care Programme Approach (CPA) is there to support your recovery from mental illness
- CPA is a framework used to assess your needs. And make sure that you have support for your needs.
- Community Mental Health Teams, Assertive Outreach Teams and Early Intervention Teams are likely to use CPA.
- Your mental health services will have policies about who is able to get help under CPA.
- Under CPA you will get a care coordinator who monitors your care and support.
- Your care coordinator will review your plan regularly to see if your needs have changed.
This section covers:
- What is the Care Programme Approach (CPA)?
- Who gets help under the Care Programme Approach (CPA)?
- What do I get under the Care Programme Approach (CPA)?
- Will I get money to help me to pay for my care?
- When will my Care Programme Approach (CPA) stop?
- What support can I get if I’m not under the Care Programme Approach (CPA)?
- What can I do if I’m not happy with the help I am getting?
These pages are created by Rethink Mental Illness' Advice and Information Service in accordance with the Information Standard. Last reviewed in September 2017. Next review September 2020.
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