assertive outreach

assertive outreach

A UK approach to providing health and social care to people—especially to those with mental health issues—who don’t engage effectively with traditional services, by meeting them in their own environment, e.g., at home or in an environment familiar to them, such as the streets rather than in surgery (office, US) or hospital.
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The Prime Provider will be responsible for delivering or subcontracting a full range of recovery service which will include but are not limited to the following brief interventions, advice, peer support programmes, structured programmes of care to include Drug Rehabilitation Requirements, Alcohol Treatment Requirements and Youth Restorative Orders, Assertive Outreach Services, both Community and Criminal Justice Parenting Programmes, Substitute Prescribing (including Dual Diagnosis), Alternative Therapies and Awareness training to improve early interventions.
A regional service could assess and manage people affected by the condition and provide assertive outreach support to community-based services.
But just weeks before, the support workers with priority charge over her care the South Kirklees Assertive Outreach team said they had no concerns regarding her health.
Services include assertive outreach, case management, housing, employment, education, psychiatry, primary care, and substance abuse treatment.
Home visiting refers to services provided in the home of the family as part of assertive outreach efforts.
Contact: 531036 People were asked about the care and support they received from mental health services outside hospital, such as those offered by outpatient clinics, local teams providing crisis home treatment, assertive outreach, early intervention for psychosis, and generic community mental health services.
We also know that the populations falling between the cracks in healthcare must be served via assertive outreach in the community.
And a pre-sentence report recommended he be given a community order with a condition of receiving psychiatric treatment and co-operating with supervision by the Assertive Outreach team.
He says the team's main role is "to provide assertive outreach, to home-visit those with a known difficulty of attending for appointments".
The charity has just launched its Assertive Outreach programme, targeted to vulnerable families to access Bookbug.
The service delivery model has three key components: assertive outreach, case management, and collaborative response (Queensland Health, 2007).
A reduction in suicides among patients with a history of missed contact with services was associated with assertive outreach services, designed to keep in touch with them after they left hospital.