LGA seeks assessment over mental health withdrawal cost

By Mark Conrad | 05 October 2023

The Local Government Association (LGA) is seeking an assessment of how cash saved when police attend fewer mental health callouts could cover fresh social care demand.

It is understood that LGA policy experts and politicians are pushing the Home Office and Department of Health and Social Care to provide detailed evaluations of the Right Care, Right Person (RCRP) approach to policing mental health-related incidents.

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