© 2020 – 2022 AEA3 WEB | AEAƎ United Kingdom News
Image default

‘Antiquated’ mental health laws in England and Wales set for overhaul

Mental health bill aims to limit detentions of autistic people and those with learning disabilities

An overhaul of what Boris Johnson described as “antiquated” mental health laws will make it harder to detain people with learning disabilities and autistic people in hospital.

The reforms – which will be part of the Queen’s speech next week and are the first big changes to the Mental Health Act in four decades – are designed to reduce the number of people being detained under current laws in England and Wales. The number of detentions rose by 40% between 2005-06 and 2015-16 and have continued to rise year on year.

Continue reading…

Related posts

More than 100,000 pupils off school in England last week amid Covid surge


Trump continues to block pandemic relief package as shutdown looms


Thousands of Alexei Navalny supporters join protests across Russia


Your ads here. Click here