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Fylde Coast Rapid Intervention and Treatment Team ( Fylde Coast RITT)

Fylde Coast RITT is an Older Adults Community Mental Health services provided by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. We accept referrals from GP's, other health care professionals, police and social services. In times of crisis when GP services are not open, we do also accept crisis self referrals .

Our  patients are usually over the age of 65 and are experiencing  mental health difficulties which require assessment and treatment from secondary care services.

Fylde Coast RITT is made up of 3 teams:

Single Point of Access for referrals  operates 9-5 Monday to Friday- in which all new referrals to Older Adults Community mental health services are triaged, a member of the SPoA team will arrange to undertake a full mental health assessment if this is required.

Home Treatment operates 8am to 8pm 7 days a week - provides intensive support in the community for people with acute mental health difficulties for a period of up to 6-8 weeks.

Care Home Liaison Team operates 9 -5pm Monday to Friday -  for patients with a likely or diagnosed dementia and living in a permanent placement in a residential care home, CHLT staff will work closely with families and carers looking at  person centred care to help manage behaviours in patients which may pose challenges.

Fylde Coast RITT has a multi disciplinary staff with Psychiatrists, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational therapists, Clinical Psychologist and Support workers, all working together to provide support for Oder Adults who require Community Mental Health Services .

Who to contact

Contact Name
Briony Mckeown
Contact Position
Team Manager

Where to go

Lytham Unit, Lytham Hospital
Warton Street

Clinic appointments can be arranged, but patients are usually seen in their own home or care home.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Sunday 8am to 8pm.

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Most referrals are received from GP's or other health care providers, however self referrals in times of mental health crisis are accepted from 5pm to 8pm Mon to Fri and 8am to 8pm Saturdays and Sundays.

 Last updated: 11 Jun 2020