Specialist forensic outreach team

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About the service

The specialist forensic outreach team provides a community based service to service users who are still under the care of specialist forensic psychiatry. The team is based at the Bretton Centre at Fieldhead, Wakefield, covering the Kirklees and Calderdale areas.

We provide a service that monitors health and social welfare as well as monitoring mental health and managing risk. We offer practical support with housing, benefits and with activity and employment. The service is staffed by both health and social care staff.

Care is based on the Care Programme Approach (a particular way of assessing, planning and reviewing someone’s mental health care needs) and clients and carers are included in the planning process from the outset.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Clients and carers 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
  • Reduced relapse and re-admission rates after discharge
  • A supportive team approach that provides practical support for all aspects of life including financial, social and emotional support

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