Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Service

Adult Mental Health Social Care Services

Our adult mental health social care services support people with a mental health diagnosis and a social care need, we have the following teams in Lancashire:

Mental Health Social Care Team

This team offers a social work service to individuals experiencing mental distress when there is a social care need. They assess social care needs with the individual and their family/network using an asset strengths-based approach.

Mental Health Review Team

They undertake the reviews of people in residential and nursing home placements funded by Adult Mental Health services and review people with community care packages.

Secure Services - Forensic Community Mental Health Team (FCMHT)

The FCMHT is a multi-disciplinary team which manages a caseload of approximately 50 people who are on extended leave from or discharged from Guild Lodge, which is a secure mental health service. In addition, the team provides Health and Social Care support to all the wards within Guild Lodge to support with discharge planning.  The social workers undertake Mental Health Act assessments and the completion of social circumstances reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals.

Integrated Discharge Team

This team provides a strength-based assessment to adults across inpatient mental health services to ensure compliance with Care Act (2014) and to ensure social care outcomes are met. They work collaboratively with health colleagues to achieve safe and timely discharges from hospital to the most appropriate service and setting that actively supports people's wishes and feelings.

Older Adult Mental Health Team

This team assesses social care needs of over 65s with the individual and their family/network using an asset strengths-based approach. Using 'eligibility determination' Care Act 2014 to identify unmet social care needs and work with the individual and their family and supportive network to agree a care and support plan.

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