We are a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services that look after the ‘whole person’, caring for their physical and mental health needs. We work with individuals, their carers and our partners to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support.
Our health care services cover all ages in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven.
Our services include:
- Mental health services
- Community services
- Learning disability services
- Dementia services
- Dental services
- Children’s services
Below is a video which shows some of our work and services:
The Trust is a successful organisation, delivering award-winning mental health, learning disabilities and community health services to a growing population of 600,000 people across a diverse district comprising urban and rural Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven and from April 2017, Children’s Services in Wakefield. The population we serve is one of the most multicultural and vibrant in Britain with over 100 languages. Some localities are amongst the most deprived in the country reflected in a higher than average demand for health services and reduced life expectancy.
We are in a relatively strong and positive position to face the challenges of increasing demand for high quality, safe services. However the need to make year on year efficiencies continues to require new thinking, new relationships and innovative services. During last year our skilled and committed staff delivered care and clinical expertise across 61 services from over 50 sites.
Our way of working across the organisation is reflected in the Trust strapline ‘You and your care’, where care is designed around, and in partnership with individual service users. We aim to deliver ‘care close to home’ with our expert staff providing integrated community and mental health care in community settings, making sure that this complements primary care, hospital and social care through a ‘joined up’ approach.
To achieve this, our teams work closely with health, social care, volunteers and voluntary organisations and with diverse local communities. The Trust takes an active leadership role in the development of local and regional Health and Care Partnerships and has taken a lead in regional mental health developments. We are active in building relationships with health and local authority commissioners, hospitals and family doctors. We believe that only by working together can we provide truly local services of high quality that people deserve and need.
The Trust was established as a specialist Care Trust in 2002 and achieved the rigorous challenge of becoming an NHS Foundation Trust in May 2015 creating the platform for the next stage of the Trust’s development. Our energies continue to be directed towards sustaining and developing our portfolio of high quality, safe mental and physical health services and on business development opportunities that are compatible with our core competencies and vision. As a Foundation Trust we have an enthusiastic, committed and diverse Council of Governors to represent almost 10,000 community members and 3000 staff members. The Governors bring a wide range of experience and a welcome questioning approach to our work.
We are an ambitious Trust, particularly for the people we serve, so this is an exciting and yet also challenging time in our drive to sustain and build excellent health care. Involving people in their own care, innovation and building enterprising partnerships will continue to be the foundation of a truly successful future for our service users, local communities and staff.