We are an NHS foundation trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services to the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide medium secure (forensic) services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber (area covered by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Sheffield City Council, Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Leeds City Council).
Over 1 million people live in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield across urban and rural communities from a range of diverse backgrounds. We aim to match the community’s needs with locally sensitive and efficient services.
We work with other local NHS organisations to provide comprehensive health care to people in our area. We also work closely with Local Authorities (social care) and with other government departments and voluntary organisations. Working in partnership is very important to us and is vital if we are to continue delivering high-quality services for local people.
Working in partnership also means working with the members of our foundation trust, who can have a say in how we run the Trust and how they wish our services to be developed. Over 9,000 local people have joined us as members, and our staff are members, too.
Foundation trusts are a different kind of NHS organisation known as a ‘public benefit corporation’. They are still part of the NHS and operate according to NHS principles – free care, based on need, not ability to pay – but they are run locally and are accountable to their members.
To provide the flexible, individually tailored care that local people have told us they want, we work from a variety of sites as well as with people in their own homes. 98% of our services are community-based and are well supported by inpatient services for when people need care or assessment in a hospital setting.
The Trust, which was first established in 2002, now employs around 4,100 staff, in both clinical and non-clinical support services, and has a turnover of over £220 million.
We help people reach their potential and live well in their community.
- We put the person first and in the centre
- We know that families and carers matter
- We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
- We improve and aim to be outstanding
- We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow
Our strategic objectives 2019/20
- Working with our partners to join up care in our communities
- Improve our mental health offer for older people
- Advance our wellbeing and recovery approach
- Provide safe care every time and in every service
- Provide all care as close to home as possible
- Make care quickly and easily available to reduce waiting times
- Embed #allofus
- Spend money wisely and reduce waste
- Make the most of our clinical information
- Make better use of digital technology
Making SWYPFT a Great Place to Work
- Support the wellbeing of #allofus
- Have better conversations with all of our people
- We will not tolerate bullying and harassment
To provide the flexible, individually tailored care that local people have told us they want, we work from a variety of sites as well as with people in their own homes. Our community-based services are well supported by inpatient services for when people need care or assessment in a hospital setting. In addition, clinics are delivered in a number of other premises, including GP surgeries, health centres and community buildings.
In Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield we provide care to:
- adults of working age (aged 18 to 65) with a mental health problem;
- services to people as young as 14 experiencing the first signs of psychosis;
- child and adolescent mental health services;
- older people (over 65) with a mental health problem;
- people (mainly adults) with a learning disability whose behaviour challenges services, with intensive support needs and/or a mental health problem; and
- medium secure forensic services for people with a mental health problem and/or learning disability.
In Barnsley we also provide:
- inpatient services;
- partnership services;
- children’s services;
- community rehabilitation;
- services for people with long-term conditions; and
- primary care and preventative services.
We are active partners in two Integrated Care Systems (ICSs):
and we play a key role in the place-based health and care partnerships in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. A fuller description of our services can be found here
Links to further information
Regulators (NHS Improvement and Care Quality Commission (CQC))
Further information on the Trust can be found on the NHS England website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/south-west-yorkshire-partnership-nhs-foundation-trust and
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