Salford Home Based Treatment Team
About our service
The Salford Home Based Treatment Team are a team of multi-professionals, supporting people who are currently in a mental health crisis or having a relapse of their existing mental illness and require intensive support. We provide a rapid assessment and treatment in their own homes or community venues, as an alternative to an inpatient admission. We also provide flexible support tailored to individuals’ needs which can include home visits up to three times a day to assess, listen and talk about difficulties currently being experienced..
Our team provides inreach to the inpatient unit and is able to support service users on extended leave from the wards. We also work closely with community teams to facilitate supported discharge, which is when a person is able to go home from hospital sooner than they usually would by increasing support at home in the initial period following inpatient discharge. We take referrals from one of three Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT), Early Intervention Team (EIT), with GP referrals going to CMHT as the single point of access.
Home Based Treatment is a 365 days a year service and covers the 24 hour period. Access to a qualified health professional is available 24 hours a day.
We can provide clinical and therapeutic interventions; 1 to 1 support, medication monitoring, daily planning and activities, anxiety management, benefits and housing advice, risk management and safety planning, sleep hygiene and much more. Each service user support by the team will receive a physical health check, this can be delivered in our own clinic at Meadowbrook or at home.
We actively engage carers of our service users in the care provided and ensure the carer has relevant contact information for services and advice on what to do in an emergency or times of concern. We offer a carers assessment and provide carers support details to all carers of service users of Home Based treatment.
The team consists of Three consultant psychiatrists, a psychologist, mental health practitioners, occupational therapists and support workers.