I have received the following enquiry and to be honest - my heart just isn't
in it today!! Can anyone help? Please?
> During a meeting with a Housing and Health Group, one of the main topics
> for concern was getting information from Housing Benefits etc. This
> information can only be passed onto the applicant, however, if the
> applicant signs a consent form giving permission for a named person to
> access this information, that's ok. Problems occur when persons with
> serious mental health problems cannot access this information direct
> because they are not capable, neither are they capable to sign a consent
> With situations such as these - patients with ongoing serious mental
> health problems - when they are in remiss, would it be appropriate for the
> CPN/Key Worker, to get a consent form signed to access this information
> should the need arise in the future. Without this consent to allow a key
> worker to intervene on their behalf, patients get into serious rent
> arrears and if they are in hospital for longer than 13 weeks, face being
> evicted from their accommodation.
Any ideas?? What do others do?
Carlisle City Council
0122 881 7258
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