The Board considered a report of the Director of Adult Social Services, which provided a summary of the impact of the coronavirus on people known to the adult social care mental health services in Halton. The report set out the work of the Mental Health Social Work Services and the Mental Health Outreach Team. It included some of the adjustments to service delivery that had been made as a result of the pandemic.
The early indications were that the impact of the coronavirus on people’s mental health and wellbeing in Halton had been considerable, although it would take at least another quarter before this was more fully understood. A further report could be brought to the Board in the near future which would provide more detailed information about referral rates and mental health outcomes in the subsequent quarter.
RESOLVED: That the Board note the contents of the report.