We provide a wide range of mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages.
We also provide a wide range of community physical health services for people in Coventry.
We provide inpatient, community and day clinics, as well as specialist services, to a population of about 1 million people living in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. We provide some of our specialist services to a wider geographical area.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust was formed in 2006 and integrated with community services from NHS Coventry in April 2011. The organisation now provides services from more than 60 locations with an income of about £200 million, and employs more than 4,000 dedicated staff.
We provide a broad range of universal, targeted and specialist community-based health services, delivered by nurses, therapists and doctors. The team works closely with schools and local authority services, including social care, to deliver these services to children and young people across Coventry. A Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is also provided by us. The aim of the CAMHS team is to support and help children and young people across Coventry and Warwickshire who are experiencing emotional and mental health problems.
INTEGRATED COMMUNITY SERVICES
We provide a range of community health services across Coventry and Warwickshire which ensures care is delivered to patients as close to home as possible. Our services range from fast response services for urgent and unplanned care, through to on-going care management for people with long term conditions. We also support people to make healthy lifestyle choices and promote self-care within the home environment.
LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICES
We currently support around 21,500 people with complex health and social care needs across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. We have designated our Brooklands site a Centre of Excellence. This site takes patients from across our area, the West Midlands and the rest of the UK. We provide a range of health care and residential support services for people with a learning disability, working in close partnership with their families, carers and other organisations. We also provide specialist education and training for nurses, speech and language therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists. We are the leading provider Trust for the West Midlands for higher trainees in Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities and provide support to prisons across the UK
Secure services are based at Brooklands Hospital in Marston Green, Birmingham. Most service users have a mild to moderate learning disability and are detained under a Section of the Mental Health Act. Service users will have planned, risk managed access to the community and other activities available on the Brooklands site. The Activity Team deliver activies to engage, motivate and develop skills for inpatients.
Programmes include: Activity of daily living skills: Budgeting skills, cooking, travel training, life skills.
Physical/leisure activities: Gym, toning beds, tai chi, sports, dance classes, arts and crafts, horticulture, swimming.
Educational and vocational programmes: Bike maintenance course, reading skills, computer sessions, woodwork skills, work experience.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
We provide a range of age-independent mental health services for adults, across Coventry and Warwickshire, in both community and an acute settings. As many as one in four people will experience some sort of mental health problem in their lifetime and there are many different mental health conditions. These conditions are divided into three main groups: non-psychotic; psychotic, and; organic. These groups of mental health conditions have been allocated into ‘Care Clusters’ to help people receive the individual care that they need. This national introduction of Care Clusters to mental health services has led to a full review the way we deliver our services and, after an internal reorganisation of our health care, we have redesigned our services to wrap our care around your individual need. This new way of working is known as Integrated Practice Units, or IPUs.
We ensure our services maintain the high standards expected of NHS care through a range of support services that are essential to the day to day provision of care. Safeguarding vulnerable people is a key priority for our Trust, and a feature of all of the care we provide. Our Safeguarding team coordinate training and information for all staff, aiming to prevent and identify any abuse of children, young people and adults. Our Medicines Management service maintains all efforts to provide specialist pharaceutical support to clinicians, service users and carers. The Counter Fraud team exist to deter, prevent and detect fraud in the NHS. Every health body in the NHS has to appoint a local counter fraud specialist.