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Acute Admissions Avoidance Service

About the Service

Through short-term funding from the winter pressure funds, the team provide support to people with a mental health diagnosis. Without support, individuals may experience a crisis leading to them becoming unwell a likely to be admitted onto acute mental health wards.

What can we help with?

To focus on practical and emotional support including:

  • Tenancy sustainment
  • Housing issues
  • Daily living skills
  • Budgeting skills
  • Benefit issues
  • Attending appointments
  • Social skills
  • Linking in with other services

To provide one to one support visiting clients at home, to improve confidence and promote independent living skills.

We do not provide:

  • Housing
  • Domiciliary care

Who is this service for?

For people known to community mental health and the hub.

What can I expect from the Service?

One to one support with experienced professional support staff using a person-centred strength-based approach

How do we work?

Referrals to this service are via the community mental health teams and the hub.
Once a referral is received, we aim to contact the client within 7 days to carry out an initial assessment to gain further information to assess the needs and outcomes desired by the client.
We work in partnership with the client to complete a strength-based action plan and work towards their goals to achieve their outcomes.
With support, we aim to avoid client crisis and the need for admission into hospital

We will offer you a service that is:

  • Non–judgemental
  • Person-centred
  • Promoting independent living skills and empowering people to make positive change

Funded by

Central and North West London nhs

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