Community outreach services support service users who experience symptoms of psychosis and who find it difficult to engage with services.
This may be because they are homeless or street homeless, have drug and alcohol difficulties, have been involved with the criminal justice system or have complex difficulties.
The service users that are referred to us will usually have had a history of admissions to hospital, possibly detained under the Mental Health Act and often encountered problems with medication treatments.
The aims of this service are:
- to work creatively to improve engagement
- to reduce relapse by working collaboratively with service users to provide service-user-focused packages of care
- to reduce likelihood and duration of admission to hospital
- to improve social functioning
- to promote stability in the lives of service users and their families
- to work in an integrated manner with other statutory and non-statutory local services
How to access these services
Service users will already be known to specialist mental health services who refer directly to community outreach teams. Mental health homelessness teams receive referrals from a range of sources in working with street homeless.
Where can you find this service?
- ABrent Assertive Outreach TeamBell House, 145 High Road , Willesden, London, NW10 2SJmore service details
- BHarrow Assertive Outreach TeamBentley House, 15-21 Headstone Drive, Harrow, Greater London, HA3 5QXmore service details
- CJoint Homelessness Team190 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1DXmore service details
- DMilton Keynes Assertive Outreach TeamWestcroft Health Centre1 Savill Lane, Westcroft, Milton Keynes, MK4 4ENmore service details
- EWestminster Community Outreach Team (CORT)7A Woodfield Road, London, W9 3XZmore service details