One third of adults using secondary mental health services are not living in settled accommodation

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Those of you who like nothing more than to pour over spreadsheets full of social care and mental health statistics (you know who you are) may shed a tear today, as it sees the final publication of the Social Care and Mental Health Indicators from the National Indicator set, which is soon to be replaced by the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework.

As always, there’s some interesting data in the range of PDF documents and Excel files that make up the package, if you are prepared to scratch beneath the surface.

Two headline statistics that jump out are around social inclusion:

  • 66.8% of adults with mental health problems aged 18-69 in contact with secondary mental health services were known to be in settled accommodation at the time of their assessment or latest review
  • 9.5% of adults with mental health problems aged 18-69 in contact with secondary mental health services were known to be in paid employment at the time of their assessment or latest review.

Social Care and Mental Health Indicators from the National Indicator set – 2010-11 Final release. NHS Information Centre, 28 Mar 2012.

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Andre Tomlin

Andre Tomlin

André Tomlin is an Information Scientist with 20 years experience working in evidence-based healthcare. He's worked in the NHS, for Oxford University and since 2002 as Managing Director of Minervation Ltd, a consultancy company who do clever digital stuff for charities, universities and the public sector. Most recently André has been the driving force behind the Mental Elf and the National Elf Service; an innovative digital platform that helps professionals keep up to date with simple, clear and engaging summaries of evidence-based research. André is a Trustee at the Centre for Mental Health and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London Division of Psychiatry. He lives in Bristol with his wife, dog and three little elflings.

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