Mental Health Care Home Intervention Team

Ladies in care home

The number of elderly residents in care homes that exhibit challenging behaviours related to mental health issues and Dementia is increasing. In many cases care homes are not equipped to cope with these instances of challenging behaviour, either through early intervention or accessing the right support before a crisis has been reached.

A multi-disciplinary team, called Southwark & Lambeth Mental Health Care Home Intervention Team, has been established to address this. Since December 2014 they have accepted referrals for care homes residents.

The team work with care homes to provide a series of person-centred interventions to support their residents. They will also work with the staff to help change how they care for these residents.

The aim of this new service is to improve the well-being of this group of residents and reduce the number of unnecessary changes to their care settings.

Referrals can be made from care homes through GPs, hospital teams and other mental health teams across the two boroughs.

 

Contact details

Tel: 020 3228 6928
Fax: 020 3228 8023
E: mh.chit@nhs.net

MH Care Home Intervention Team
1st Floor Offices
5 Streatham Common South
London
SW16 3BT