Contact Carers Leads
The Trust is keen to ensure carers get information and support when they need it.
Carers are in a unique position to really know how an individual is coping, to provide support and flag up if there are any issues. However, it is important that carers themselves are supported and looked after too.
The new four-year (2022/2026) Carers, Friends & Family Strategy recognises that carers and service users are experts in their own care needs and should be partners in the development of their care plan alongside professionals. This Strategy has been co-designed and co-produced with carers and staff. It provides our services and directorates with five key priority areas add detailed local delivery plans are currently being created.
It describes what we want to do, how we are going to do it, and what carers can expect.
Who to Contact
If you are a carer of someone, the care co-ordinator or named health professional for the person you look after is the person to contact about your health and social needs in the first instance. They will carry out a Carer's Assessment and call you every month or so to see how you are and how the person you look after is doing.
The role of Carers Leads in the Trust is to ensure that those caring for people with mental health problems raise their concerns and are supported. They also lead on ways to improve how we work with carers.
Carers Leads encourage carers to get involved and have their say about the services we offer, both for carers and for service users, so that we might be able to make improvements and provide better services for all.
Local Carers Leads
Carers Leads for Bedfordshire and Luton, City & Hackney, Forensic Services, Newham, Tower Hamlets and for Learning Disabilities Trust wide can be contacted via email:
Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health Services - Nina Wright email@example.com
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Health Services - Allison Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
City & Hackney Mental Health - Sam McGavin email@example.com
Newham Mental Health Services - Fenno Outen firstname.lastname@example.org
Tower Hamlets Mental Health Services - Steven Lingstone email@example.com
Tower Hamlets Community Health Services - Emma Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org
Forensic Services - Denis Thompson email@example.com
Newham Community Health Services - Helen Green firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning Disabilities - Ruth Cooper email@example.com