We are the main provider of a wide range of specialist health and social care services to individuals and their carers or families in Sheffield.
• Mental health services for adults and older people
• Services for people with learning disabilities
• Services for people with drug and alcohol problems
• A wide range of other specialist services, such as for people accessing maternal mental health, gender dysphoria services and psychology for people with physical health problems.
We also provide a full range of services at sites where people live. These services aim to provide care and treatment to individuals and their families and help people to maintain their independence and continue with their day-to-day lives as far as possible. We provide a range of in-patient and residential services for individuals who cannot be appropriately helped in a community-based setting. Within our learning disability services we work closely with a large number of supported living settings/residential care homes in partnership with housing associations.Many of the people we help are seen in their own homes by members of staff, and some people attend our clinics to see nurses, social workers, therapists or doctors. We provide treatment, care and help on an individual or group basis where support and guidance is provided. We also work alongside GPs and other staff in local health centres, or with staff from other organisations often in the voluntary sector.
We often see people for short periods of time, providing advice and treatment which helps resolve the person’s problems. For people with more serious longer term difficulties we will support them and work with them for a number of years.
As a Foundation Trust we work in partnership with Sheffield City Council and have formal agreements with them, called a section 75 agreement, to provide a range of social care services on the Council’s behalf. Through these arrangements, we have made
good progress in developing ‘integrated’ services for the people of Sheffield - an important goal that is shared by ourselves and the City Council.
We have placed great importance on working with other organisations to deliver integrated health and social care services to local people. In doing this we have aimed to reflect and provide for the diverse needs of the people and communities of Sheffield.
This page was last updated on 25th September 2012