Later life community teams

The overall aim of the Later Life Community Mental Health Service is to provide the best possible quality and comprehensive care, treatment and support to older people with cognitive impairment and/or complex mental health care needs and as far as possible to safely live in the community and sustain independent living for as long as appropriate within their own environment.  Where this is not possible, the service will work with partner agencies, service users and their carers to ensure that the most appropriate, least restrictive environment is accessed to safely meet their needs. We will work at all times to uphold the principles of the Mental Capacity Act, working with people who have capacity to be involved in decision making and working collaboratively in their best interest when they do not have capacity.

The Teams are made up of a range of professional, clinical and support staff including Consultant Psychiatrist, Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers (including AMHP,) Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Admiral Nurses, Advanced Practitioners, Non-Medical Prescribers, Physiotherapists, Team manager, Assistant Team Manager, Lead for Nursing, Non Consultant Psychiatrist Medical Staff, Technical Instructor for Occupational Therapy, Assistant Practitioner, Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Psychologist, Dementia Support Advisors, Support Workers, Physical Health Support Workers, Administration, Consultant’s Medical Secretary.