Caldervalley enhanced team

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About the service

The proposed multi-disciplinary approach of EPT is based on recovery-focused principles and looks at positive risk-taking. They aim to:

  • Create the conditions where better outcomes can be achieved for service users and their families
  • Improve service user safety
  • Support the reduction of patient safety incidents and serious incidents, the reduction of hospital admission and the need for Intensive Home Based Treatment as an alternative to admission

The interventions will be provided through increased collaboration with service users, carers and partner organisations. The proposed model will provide holistic care to enable people to reach their potential and live well in their community. The pathway will work in partnership with the Recovery College and Creative Minds to promote options for service users to develop their strengths through educational and creative opportunities. The aim is to help them understand their own challenges and how they can best manage these in order to achieve their aspirations and recovery.

The EPT is intended for people with complex mental health conditions (e.g. unstable psychosis, mood disorders, dual diagnosis of mental health, substance misuse problems and personality disorder).  They will require a complex package of care i.e. multiple interventions which require coordination, positive risk management and high levels of support/supervision. These are higher risk people with serious mental health problems and challenging behaviours that may need more assertive community treatment models, sophisticated risk management and frequent input from a range of specialist practitioners. Service users who also have physical health problems and/or complexities of ageing will be managed within the EPT along with the current assertive outreach population and the more complex service users from our caseloads.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Our feedback form CQC showed we care.
  • Service users rated us highly for being treated with dignity and self-respect.
  • We have moved to a central hub in Halifax which is modern, bright and airy and also offers a place to drop in and have a coffee from the café which is run and managed by service users and carers.
  • Our staff will help you work at your own pace and always respect your wishes.
  • We work closely with Huddersfield University, providing care and treatment in line with the latest research.
  • We are a centre of excellence for teaching and supporting nursing, occupational therapy and social work students.

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