Section 117 aftercare

1. Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (‘section 117 aftercare’) enables the provision of free help and support to individuals who have previously been detained in hospital under the Act.1Section 117 Mental Health Act 1983 

2. A person assessed under section 117A aftercare services may express a preference for particular accommodation such as supported accommodation and local authorities may be required to pay for some or all of the additional cost in prescribed cases.2Section 117A Mental Health Act 1983

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