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 council and its partners are looking to develop a co-designed service that is based on assertive outreach with a case management system to assist vulnerable adults who have complex needs to access the services they need in a more co-ordinated way.
This includes the provision of temporary accommodation alongside services to prevent people becoming homeless, as well as the provision of Assertive Outreach services that offer support to people who are rough sleeping and those who have addictions.
The nine domains are: (a) assessments, goals, and plans; (b) assertive outreach in society; (c) resource groups; (d) carer-based stress management; (e) medication; (f) living-skills training; (g) specific psychological treatments; (h) crisis management; and (i) physical health management.
The roles described involve assertive outreach, care-coordination and inter-agency collaboration.
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.
Home visiting refers to services provided in the home of the family as part of assertive outreach efforts.
We also know that the populations falling between the cracks in healthcare must be served via assertive outreach in the community.
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.