- Apr 15, 2009
The saga of Cornwall's mental health day centres continue. There is still no formal consultations and staff and management do not seem to know what is going on.
The management of Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust seem set to withdraw staff from the first of September. It seems as if someone had a brainstorm and just came up with the idea of de-staffing the centres, never mind the consequences.
Staff at the centres have no idea what is happening. Clients have no idea what is happening, most of them have lost their care-cordinators, with no consultation or what they should do if they find themselves in a crisis.
Before the Trust went to Foundation status, consulting was very high up their agenda, now it's near non existent. We have seen more police involvement, more trips to A & E. To what degree this is happening across Cornwall would be good to find out.
Could I please ask you all to monitor your area's and to report back, either here or via www.suncornwall.com any loss of service, any changes, defeceit of service, finding it hard to get in contact with MH services. Anyone who has been at risk of harm to self or others, did they receive help and/or support right away.
We are putting a case together for the Quaility Commission, so the more details anyone can send, the better.
Vulnerable people need much better facilities and support, so please help us to fight for them.