Kirklees outreach team
The Kirklees outreach team provides a service for older people whose mental health needs increase significantly either due to an acute (severe) episode or relapse of an enduring (long-lasting) mental health condition.
The service offers short term intensive home based treatment and support as an alternative to hospital admission, allowing service users and carers to be supported in the least restrictive environment with the minimum disruption to their lives.
Older peoples services were originally set up with an age range of 65 years and above however we operate on a needs led basis.
The team works closely with inpatient units to promote early discharge.
The Kirklees outreach team is available 7 days a week 365 days a year to ensure a rapid and flexible response.
Why would someone choose the service
The Kirklees outreach team believes that all individuals have the potential for recovery and a return to wellbeing. Our aim is to support this by working with the individual to plan care and inspire hope and optimism.
The team can promise that all individuals referred to this team will be:
- Treated as a unique individual
- Treated with respect and dignity
- Listened to and views valued
100% of service users were highly likely or likely to recommend this service to family and friends.
Staff you may meet
- Non-clinical support staff
- Occupational therapist
- Support worker