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

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          Mental illness affects one in four people at some point in their lives, and the incidence is increasing. 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 the consequent characterisation of accommodation as ‘special buildings’. However, change in mental health accommodation planning and licensing legislation could be more enabling for people’s social integration. This paper explores the planning legislation of Greece, a country with an extensive network of community-based mental health facilities, the consequences of planning legislation for the actual integration of its mentally ill people and how alterations to the change of use legislation for accommodation for mental health affected the national integration outcome.

          The research was top-down, led by the European Commission and the Ministry of Health. The sample comprised 112 out of 116 community-based facilities. The research highlighted those elements in the existing planning legislation that favoured segregated institutions. The uses of land framework promoted the development of mental health accommodation in buildings designed for other purposes (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.

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                Archit_MPS
                Architecture_MPS
                UCL Press
                2050-9006
                01 October 2019
                : 16
                : 1
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                University of the West of England, UK
                [1 ]The Bartlett Real Estate Institute, UCL, London, UK
                [2 ]Synthesis Architects, Athens, Greece
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                [* ]Correspondence: e.chrysikou@ 123456ucl.ac.uk
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                Archit_MPS-16-2
                10.14324/111.444.amps.2019v16i1.002
                © 2019, Evangelia Chrysikou and Eleftheria Savvopoulou.

                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 • DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.amps.2019v16i1.002.

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                Chrysikou, E., Savvopoulou, E. ‘Residential Facilities for Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Planning Permit Regulations and Social Inclusion.’ Architecture_MPS 16, 1 (2019): 2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.amps.2019v16i1.002.

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