A toolkit for people working with rough sleepers who are suffering with mental health issues.
The toolkit is
aimed at helping workers assess mentally ill people sleeping rough and the
risks associated with rough sleeping. It includes:
- Guidance on assessing the risks associated with rough sleeping
- Guidance on the use of the Mental Capacity Act – is this individual really making an informed decision to sleep on the streets?
- Guidance on the use of the Mental Health Act and developing a hospital admission plan
Guidance on raising safeguarding adults alerts
The toolkit has been developed by Lambeth Council in partnership with Thames Reach, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Greater London Authority.
The toolkit was developed by the Mental Health Project
for people sleeping rough and funded by the Greater