The Mental Health Duty Team will take referrals for assessments and signpost any concerns to the relevant departments.

What we do

We work in partnership with people who use our services, carers, NHS, third and independent sector organisations to ensure that a range of services are provided to help a recovery process for people with mental health needs. These include:

Protecting vulnerable adults

People with mental health issues may be unable to take care of themselves, or protect themselves from harm, abuse or from being exploited. The work that we do is helped by two important pieces of legislation; the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

The Mental Health Social Work Team

The Mental Health Social Work Team is made up of both social workers and social care workers. They are a single point of access for all referrals to Mental Health Social Care services. After acceptance of a referral, a social worker will be allocated to conduct a Community Care Assessment and devise a plan of support to meet individual needs subject to satisfying Fair Access to Care Services (FAC's) criteria.

Mental Health Strategy

Information on the NEW Mental Health Strategy will be added to this page shortly.

Useful links

Contact us 

For more information about support with Mental Health, contact Adult Social Services.