We have established CHARM, following the concerns that we raised about the lack of meaningful consultation and co production that took place regarding the redevelopment of Park House as a single site psychiatric hospital.
We have analysed the situation in Greater Manchester and reflected on the policy changes that are currently being addressed by the Department of Health (The Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults; the new Mental Health Bill 2022; and the Long Term NHS Plan).
Our demands are not new ones. Many of these demands for justice and rights were made in the 1980s, we know because many of us were there. Nearly 30 years later, how much longer must we wait for change?
Our demands are based on our own strong value base that holds human rights and justice as the essential components of any health and social care system.
Read our demands here.