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Fylde Coast Older Adult Community Mental Health Team

Fylde Coast Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) for older adults provide a service to older adults, usually over the age of 65, who need assessment and treatment of mental health disorders which due to their severity or complexity cannot or have not responded successfully to treatment in Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services or primary care.

Referrals are accepted from GP's, Single Point Of Access (SPA) within The Rapid Intervention Treatment Team (RITT) or internal referrals from other services such as The Memory Assessment Service (MAS) or Social Services.

The service provides specialist assessment and treatment, and high quality support for older people with complex mental health and social care needs, including people with dementia. The key focus will be one of therapeutic optimism and service users will be assisted to maximise their quality of life by promoting recovery, social inclusion and living well with dementia and other significant mental health conditions. The service will also provide assessment and specialist support to carers and families.

Both health and Social Services co locate their working practices in order to provide a seamless service for service users and their carer’s in line with the Care Act (2015)

The team consists of Community Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Medics, Community Support Workers, Social Workers & the team work closely with RITT and MAS.

 

 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kate Morgans
Contact Position
Team Leader
Telephone
E-mail
kate.morgans@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Where to go

Name
Shorelands
Address
292 Central Drive
Blackpool
Lancashire
Postcode
FY1 5JW

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Time of day
Morning
Evening
Afternoon

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
 Yes
Referral Details

Unable to self refer.

Needs to go though GP for input to secondary services.

 Last updated: 11 May 2020