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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"Amongst the actions agreed was the development of an assertive outreach capability that would seek out those individuals most at risk and to ensure rapid access to substitute opiate treatment.
Security patrols have been increased, assertive outreach services have been doubled, lighting will be improved at the housing estate and street sweeps for syringes are occurring more regularly.
Wirral council has responded to the rise in rough sleeping by securing PS127,000 of Government funding, in partnership with Birkenhead YMCA, to deliver a rough sleeper 'Assertive Outreach' project.
"The Salvation Army Rough Sleeper Team will undertake 'assertive outreach' to find rough sleepers and offer accommodation and support, strongly advising of the risks of staying out in severe weather.
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.
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).