Adults Community-based Mental Health Support
Information for people using services and their family members or carers
What is happening?
North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) Health and Adult Services currently provides funding to a range of different voluntary and community organisations in North Yorkshire to deliver mental health support on its behalf.
The Council has been talking to people about how we can make best use of available investment to continue to provide mental health support through the voluntary and community sector.
We know how highly valued these services are, and we plan to continue investing in support at a time when the Council has to look at making significant savings.
The Council is now undertaking a competitive purchasing exercise for some of these services. This is to ensure that support delivered using investment from the Council represents quality and best value on behalf of the public.

What will this mean for the support or activities I use?
There are no immediate changes planned to services because of this work.
If there are going to be any changes to the services or support you or someone you care for uses because of this, you will be contacted to let you know what these are before they happen. This will be after the Council’s purchasing exercise is completed, which will be taking place over the next few months.
If you have any questions about this in the meantime please speak to a member of staff at your support organisation in the first instance.
If you would like to tell us anything that you feel the Council may need to take into account if there are any changes to mental health services delivered by the voluntary and community sector in your area, please can you contact the Health and Adult Services Commissioning Team at:
Phone: (01609) 535491 or by email at commissioning@northyorks.gov.uk
Further information about the Council’s review of community support mental health contracts is available from the following link: http://www.nypartnerships.org.uk/mentalhealthreview.