NHS Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees CCGs, who buy (commission) healthcare for local people, want to improve local mental health services. The CCGs worked with Kirklees Council to gather views on:
- The type of Rehabilitation and Recovery services, including supported accommodation, people would like to see (this would include looking at the current service based at Enfield Down); and
- What good community services for mental health could look like, including help to keep people well and the type of support that needs to be in place
The CCGs, along with Kirklees Council and current providers will work together to develop future services using the views of local people.
What type of Rehabilitation services do we have now?
Enfield Down based in Honley, provides a service for people who have long term complex mental health needs. In addition there are 43 people who are receiving services in accommodation outside the Kirklees area.
What happens in the community now?
People in the community who require rehabilitation services are supported by ‘Community Mental Health teams’. Many of the people supported this way will also have used specialist hospital inpatient facilities.
A survey was carried out so that local people could tell us what else we need to do to ensure that we can support people in the local community with complex mental health needs. This survey has now closed and a full report is available here. A brief overview of the key findings from the report can be found here.