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What We Do
What we do
You can see the full range of our services in our service section but in brief we provide the services below.
Wherever possible our aim is to provide people with alternatives to hospital admission so that they can receive their care close to home, while remaining as independent as possible.
We provide a range of mental health services for children and young people, adults of working age and older adults including community mental health teams (CMHTs) crisis mental health teams and mental health inpatient care.
In February 2011, we integrated with community health services in Newham making us a healthcare provider of both mental health and community health services.
In 2016, the Trust took over the management of adult community health services in Tower Hamlets, and in April 2018, community services Bedfordshire.
In 2020, Leighton Road GP Surgery in Leighton Buzzard and Cauldwell Practice in Bedford, both in Bedfordshire, joined ELFT.
They joined our other primary care services in Newham (Transitional GP Practice), Tower Hamlets (Health E1) and Hackney (The Greenhouse) - primary care practices specialising in support for homeless people.
The Newham Talking Therapies service was established in 2006 and was one of the pilot sites for this new approach to helping people gain access to therapies to support them in getting into employment, whilst addressing personal issues/barrier/obstacles.
In October 2018, the Trust added to its IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) portfolio and now manages the Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies service in partnership with Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham.
The Trust provides Learning Disabilities services in all areas of the Trust.
These services are integrated with the local authorities to meet the health and social needs of the individual and their families.
The service aims to help service users reach their optimum health and develop independence.
We also provide:
• Addiction services (Bedfordshire)
• Forensic services (North East London)
• Home treatment teams
• Rehabilitation teams
• Specialist community health services in Newham (Diabetes care, continence, respiratory disease, and end of life care)
People Participation is about helping our service users and their carers to have a say in how we run the Trust. But more than that, it is also about working together so that we can offer a better service for all.