Thousands of people are set to benefit from redesigned community mental health services in Leeds which went live on 25 March 2019.
Following a huge three year project, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is launching a range of new and dedicated community mental health services.
This includes new dedicated community teams for both younger and older adults, a new 24/7 mental health crisis service and an intensive home treatment team.
During 2018 the Trust involved thousands of staff, service users, carers and partners in shaping the new services, and lots of their suggestions have been implemented in the new service models.
Andy Weir, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at the Trust, chaired the Project Board that led the redesign of services. He said:
“These changes will improve the quality of care we offer to people, ensuring timely access to the right specialist health staff. We’ll also be increasing our provision of home-based treatment over hospital-based treatment, which we know is how most people want to access community mental health services.
“I’m really grateful to everyone who’s contributed to making this happen and we’re excited about making a huge difference to the thousands of people we care for in the community.”
To find out more, including details of what the new services look like, visit the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust news page.