Broad-based services meeting individual needs

Services meet people’s needs when they ensure that

  • they are client-driven, age and developmentally appropriate and perceived as suitable by service users.
  • they are accessible, effective, of high-quality and available in a timely manner,
  • they are flexible, compatible and support continuity,
  • they promote rehabilitation,
  • they follow the equality principle: service planning paying particular attention to population groups at risk inequality
  • they take the client’s family and other relations into account both as a resource and as people in need of support,
  • staff maintain competence and wellbeing at work,
  • they prioritise the physical health of people with mental health or substance use disorders in the same manner as rest of the population.

Expert elaborations on the themes

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