Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) - Community support
What support will I get in the community if I am under a community treatment order?
Your local mental health team should offer you support with your mental health when you are back in the community. This will be through the care programme approach (CPA).
CPA means that you will get a care coordinator and a care plan. Your care coordinator has to:
- make sure you get the services that you need, and
- review your care plan.
Your care coordinator should give you a written copy of your care plan and make appointments to see you.
Your care plan should write out your day to day needs for treatment, care and support. Your care coordinator should not expect other people to manage your treatment. They should not ask your carer or relatives to do things that they should do.
When you arrive at hospital, professionals should think about what services you will need when you are discharged. Your care plan will be based on this information. Your carers and GP can be involved with your care plan if you want them to be. Support should be available for you when you leave hospital.
If you have been on a section 3, 37, 45A, 47, 48 or a CTO, you will get free aftercare under section 117 of the Mental Health Act.
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