Challenging closures and cuts - Using services
What will happen if I am using the service?
It is not possible to say exactly what will happen to your mental health care if the service is due to be cut or closed. However, the NHS and the local authority do have a duty of care to signpost you to alternative services and support.
If an NHS service is cut or closed and they cannot support you any more, they will need to follow their discharge policy. You can ask them how you will get help for your mental health in the future.
Local authorities should regularly review care services. If there is a possible risk of funding cuts they should plan ahead to find a potential replacement service. The LA should maintain continuity of care and support for people at risk of losing this service.
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