Forensic community transition team (FCTT)

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About the service

The forensic community transition team (FCTT) is a community mental health service that is an integrated part of the service provided by The Bretton Centre, Fieldhead.

We provide a bio-psychosocial and formulation-led service to help our service users reintegrate successfully back into the community. Our aim is to ensure a safe and trauma-informed transition out of secure care, and where possible to reduce prolonged hospital stay, and promote continuity of care into the community. As part of any admission under the Mental Health Act, all service users can access s117 aftercare, therefore our local community teams will allocate a care coordinator to work alongside an FCTT transition worker as agreed within the integrated pathway with the Local Authority.

The FCTT works closely with the inpatient consultant psychiatrists and the wider clinical team at the Bretton Centre involved in multi-disciplinary team (MDT) decision making. Additionally, the team works alongside local community mental health teams and has input from our external colleagues from Kirklees Local Authority, Calderdale Local Authority and Wakefield Local Authority.

The service is commissioned to support service users from three geographical areas; Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.
Care is based on the care programme approach (a particular way of assessing, planning, and reviewing someone’s mental health care needs) and service-users and carers are included in the planning process from the outset.

The Friends and Family Test

As a Trust we want to ensure that you receive the best possible experience. The Friends and Family Test is a way for the Trust to gather feedback from service users, friends, family and carers about their experience of Trust services. The Friends and Family Test enables service users and their families to be heard and help improve their services. Your response is anonymous and is fed back centrally and shared with teams to review and take the appropriate action.

You can feedback on our service using the Friends and Family Test here.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Clients and carers are included in the assessment and planning stages of care and throughout the whole duration of the care period
  • Supports discharge from secure inpatient care as quickly as possible
  • We aim to reduced relapse and re-admission
  • A supportive team-approach that provides practical and emotional support for many aspects of the service-user’s life and helps them to navigate the other systems in which an individual may need some support (e.g. Benefits Agency, housing agencies, other NHS services, employment and education agencies)

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