People with an intellectual disability must be treated in a person-centred way if they are receiving care and treatment in an in-patient mental health centre.
People with intellectual disabilities have the right to have their mental and physical health looked after in the same way as everyone else.
If you are a person with an intellectual disability and you are receiving care and treatment in an in-patient mental health centre, it is important to ask the service to show that you are being treated in a person-centred way. Your family and friends and the people that support you will also want to know that this is how you are being treated.
Person-centred care is about making sure that each person with an intellectual disability gets the care and treatment that is right for them; has their needs and wishes understood; is respected; is listened to; and is encouraged and supported to participate as far as possible in the decisions that affect them.