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Florence Ball House,
Bedford Health Village, 3 Kimbolton Road, Bedfordshire MK40 2NX


01234 880345

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Bedford Older Peoples CMHT

Who we are

Older People Community Mental Health Teams (Older People CMHTs) are multi-disciplinary, multi-agency assessment teams for adults over the age of 65 who require specialist mental health services in Bedfordshire and Luton. Patients under the age of 65 with early onset dementia may also be cared for within this team. 

Older People CMHTs are comprised of community psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, approved social workers, support workers, psychiatrists and doctors.

The teams provide:

  • Assessment
  • Care planning, co-ordination and monitoring
  • Domiciliary support
  • Occupational therapy
  • Rehabilitation.  

The teams work with patients in their own homes which can include:

  • Private and local authority residential homes
  • Private and NHS nursing homes
  • Trust’s community resource centres
  • Warden controlled complexes.
Self-referrals to this service are not accepted. Rreferrals accepted from the following: GP, healthcare professional, mental health services or Social services.




Clinical speciality:

Adult Mental Health Service