Health Welcome to the BIHR Health Hub! This hub brings together BIHR's work to put human rights at the heart of health and care. We have been working for over 15 years to support organisations to use human rights to improve health and care services. We have worked across the sectors, with NHS Trusts, local authorities, regulators, advocacy and support groups and other voluntary sector organisations. Our work shows that human rights can be a useful, practical tool for those working in health and care to improve services and outcomes for people. Whether you work in service design or delivery, as an advocate or support worker, regulator, if you use services yourself or care for someone who does, there's something on the hub for you. The information collated here aims to empower you to know about human rights and use them in your daily work/life to ensure services are treating people with dignity and respect You can find out WHY we are focusing on human rights in health and care, WHO we have worked with, HOW we have approached this work and WHAT we have achieved so far. Just scroll over the tabs at the top of the site to navigate between pages, or click the BIHR tick icon to go back to the main home page. About Why human rights and healthcare? Who we have worked with Who has supported this work How we have approached this work Know Information for individuals Information for advocates Information for service providers Use Resources Changing Lives Changing Organisations Share your story Events Protect Information on the human rights act Back to our homepage Independent evaluation report An independent expert has evaluated BIHR's three recent projects on mental health and mental capacity. Coming soon, her report evaluates the impact of using a human rights approach in services, in advocacy and with people using services. The report is structured around the three projects, all funded through grants from the Department of Health: Delivering Compassionate Care: Connecting Human Rights to the Frontline - a 3 year project supporting mental health and mental capacity services, building the knowledge and confidence of frontline practitioners to embed human rights across their work, to improve outcomes for people using their service. Care and Support: A Human Rights Approach to Advocacy - a 3 year partnership project with advocacy and support groups aimed at ensuring people with mental health and capacity issues have increased control and autonomy over treatment decisions, and are treated with dignity and respect. Learning Disability, Autism and Human Rights - a 5 month project aimed at increasing people’s confidence to address the disadvantage and discrimination they face when interacting with services through an accessible booklet. The report sets out the activites on each project, evaluates whether project outcomes were achieved, reviews the effectiveness of approaches used, and makes some recommendations for taking this forward or replicating the model. The report will be of interest to anyone who works in service design or delivery, or at an advocacy or support organisation, and is interested in using human rights to bring about positive change. The report will help show how others have done this, what worked and how it could be replicated. The report will be published here soon!