"I feel that money is determining my care, instead of need"
About: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Working age mental health care (community) Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Working age mental health care (community) BN13 3EP
Posted by Kate8 (as ),
I have severe mental health issues. My consultant and another more senior consultant have assessed me as requiring specialist residential care and I've been told that my Trust (Sussex Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust) cannot afford it.
I have needed this care for over 18 months and instead of my local CMHT doing all they can, my care package is reducing.
At this rate I am going to have to live back home with my parents and accept I will never work again or function normally.
I am disgusted that money seems to have determined my treatment and not need (as assessed by 2 consultant psychiatrists, a consultant psychotherapist and my care co-ordinator).