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Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

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26Services designed to promote well-being and social development
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(1)A local authority—

(a)shall—

(i)provide, for persons who are not in hospital and who have or have had a mental disorder, services which are designed to promote the well-being and social development of those persons; or

(ii)secure the provision of such services for such persons; and

(b)may—

(i)provide such services for persons who are in hospital and who have or have had a mental disorder; or

(ii)secure the provision of such services for such persons.

(2)Services provided by virtue of subsection (1) above shall include, without prejudice to the generality of that subsection, services which provide—

(a)social, cultural and recreational activities;

(b)training for such of those persons as are over school age; and

(c)assistance for such of those persons as are over school age in obtaining and in undertaking employment.

(3)Subsection (1) above is without prejudice to the operation of—

(a)section 1 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 44) (duties and powers of education authorities in relation to the provision of social, cultural and recreative activities and vocational and industrial training); and

(b)section 1 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 (c. 37) (duty of Scottish Ministers in relation to the provision of further education).

(4)In subsection (2)(b) and (c) above, “school age” has the same meaning as in section 31 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 44).

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