Intensive home based treatment team (Wakefield)

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About the service

The intensive home based treatment team provides assessment and treatment to people aged 18 to 65 who are experiencing the onset of, or relapse of severe mental distress. Their condition involves a breakdown in normal coping mechanisms or a change in personal circumstances which necessitates a rapid, flexible and intensive approach.

We provide a gatekeeping role to inpatient services, signposting people to appropriate services, facilitating and coordinating admission to hospital where necessary.

We facilitate timely discharge from hospital for service users requiring admission.

Why would someone choose the service?

The intensive home based treatment team provides support for service users, their family and carers in a timely and sensitive manner. We believe the best place for an individual to receive care and recover from their illness is in their home environment.

By involving people in the planning of their care we ensure that the person fully understands the nature of their condition, what care they are receiving and why they are receiving it.

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