Quality statement 6: Education and employment goals

Quality statement

People with borderline or antisocial personality disorder have their long‑term goals for education and employment identified in their care plan.

Rationale

The symptoms of borderline and antisocial personality disorders can often be improved with a range of interventions yet people still find it difficult to live well in the community. Health and social care practitioners develop comprehensive multidisciplinary care plans in collaboration with service users, which identify short‑term aims such as social care and housing support. However, these care plans should also look at long‑term goals for education and employment.

Quality measures

Structure

Evidence of local arrangements to ensure that people with borderline or antisocial personality disorder have their long‑term goals for education and employment identified in their care plan.

Data source: Local data collection.

Process

Proportion of people with borderline or antisocial personality disorder who have their long‑term goals for education and employment identified in their care plan.

Numerator – number in the denominator who have their long‑term goals for education and employment identified in their care plan.

Denominator – number of people with borderline or antisocial personality disorder.

Data source: Local data collection.

Outcome

Proportion of people in contact with secondary mental health services who are able and fit to work and are in paid employment.

Data source: Health and Social Care Information Centre 2014 Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework

What the quality statement means for service providers, health and social care practitioners, and commissioners

Service providers (mental health trusts, primary care services, social services, care homes, probation and prison services) ensure that systems are in place for people with borderline or antisocial personality disorder to have their long‑term goals for education and employment identified in their care plan.

Health and social care practitioners ensure that people with borderline or antisocial personality disorder have their long‑term goals for education and employment identified in their care plan.

Commissioners (clinical commissioning groups, local authorities and NHS England local area teams) commission services that ensure that people with borderline or antisocial personality disorder have their long‑term goals for education and employment identified in their care plan.

What the quality statement means for service users and carers

People with borderline or antisocial personality disorder have a care plan that sets out their goals for education and employment.

Source guidance

Equality and diversity considerations

Services should work in partnership with local stakeholders, including those representing minority ethnic groups, to enable people with borderline or antisocial personality disorder to stay in work or education or access new employment, volunteering and educational opportunities.

Some people may be unable to work or may be unsuccessful in finding employment. In these cases, other occupational or education activities should be considered, including pre‑vocational training.