We win mental health funding for winter pressures

Date: 20 December 2017

We’ve received £214,554 of funding to invest in mental health and social services across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield and ease winter pressures.

The funding has been allocated by the Government for new initiatives to improve A&E performance and patient care over winter, and will be invested in a number of services including mental health liaison, intensive home based treatment, and mental health assessment.

Karen Taylor, director of delivery at the Trust, said: “Winter pressures are a nationwide issue for the NHS with an increase in seasonal illnesses seeing a higher demand for services. This money will give us an extra boost and help us to provide the care that means people can reach their potential and live well in their communities.”

The funding begins on 1 January 2018.