Care home liaison team

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About the service

The care homes liaison team – which includes nurses, a dietitian, and access to a consultant psychiatrist – provides assessment and support to people with mental health problems who are permanent residents in care homes in Calderdale.

We work with individuals as well as supporting care staff in the care of people experiencing mental health problems, though most work involves people experiencing dementia.

We work with colleagues in social services and with the QUEST team (a team providing support to care homes) in the assessment and care of people in care homes.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Care home staff have indicated that they receive a timely and supportive service from the team.
  • Members of the team won an award at the Trust’s internal recognition scheme, Excellence, for an education session for care home staff.
  • The team is easily accessible through the Calderdale single point of access.
  • The team offers specialist dietetic advice and training.

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