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Residential Facilities for Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Planning Permit Regulations and Social Inclusion

Chrysikou, E; Savvopoulou, E; (2019) Residential Facilities for Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Planning Permit Regulations and Social Inclusion. Architecture MPS , 16 (1) 10.14324/111.444.amps.2019v16i1.002. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Mental illness has presented a significant increase, currently affecting a quarter of the population. Yet, institutions are still responsible for preventing mentally-ill people from having integrated lives in the community. Existing planning legislation might contribute to this. A potential mechanism is the requirement for non-residential use of land for mental health accommodation and their subsequent characterization as ‘special buildings’. However, changes in mental health accommodation planning and licensing legislation could be more enabling for people’s social integration. This paper explores planning legislation in Greece, a country with an extensive network of community-based mental health facilities, and assesses the consequences of this legislation with regard to the integration of the country’s mentally-ill population, and how alterations to change of use legislation regarding accommodation for mental health affected national integration outcomes. The research was top-down, led by the European Commission and the Ministry of Health – the sample comprised 112 out of the 116 community-based facilities. The research highlighted those elements in the existing planning legislation that favoured segregated institutions. The use of land frameworks promoted the development of mental health accommodation in buildings designed for other purposes (i.e., industrial, logistics or offices) or in segregated areas. The research identified planning legislation as a key disabler of social inclusion. Then, alternatives were tested, including the redefinition of uses; a change that initially generated functional complications. The condition of altering uses alone proved inadequate, so new design guidelines were introduced to act as quality control mechanisms; a set of fit-for-purpose-guidelines incorporated into national legislation.

Type: Article
Title: Residential Facilities for Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Planning Permit Regulations and Social Inclusion
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.444.amps.2019v16i1.002
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.amps.2019v16i1.00...
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
Keywords: Psychiatric facilities, mental health, architecture, legislation
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett Sch of Const and Proj Mgt
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett Sch of Const and Proj Mgt > Bartlett Real Estate Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10083610
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