Mental health services: addressing the care deficit

NHS Providers
NHS Providers
Publication date:
08 March 2019


This new report has revealed that according to NHS mental health trusts there is a substantial care deficit from the impact of things like benefits, housing issues and loneliness in peoples' communities. It looks at the levels of demand for mental health services reported by frontline leaders and the reasons behind the growing pressures. It also identifies widespread concerns about benefits cuts and the impact of universal credit and indicates that loneliness, homelessness and financial hardship are adding to pressures on NHS mental health services.