REFERRAL CRITERIA & PROCESS
ESSENTIAL REFERRAL INFORMATION.
1. Residents may be admitted on either
a long-term [without limit of time] or short-term basis.
There are five beds for long-term placement and one bed
for short-term placement up to 6 months.
2. All fees are payable one month in
3. A care co-ordinator or representative
of the funding agency must make referrals in writing for
the prospective resident.
4. All relevant history of the prospective
resident including details of index offence to criminal
proceedings, medications, care plan, risk assessment must
5. Trial period shall last for a period
of six weeks
Trinity House staff and management are
bound by confidentiality and will ensure that information
is treated in a sensitive and confidential manner.
REFERRAL INFORMATION REQUIRED (ESSENTIAL)
1. Psychiatric history
2. Previous history of any violence or
anti-social behaviour which did (and did not) give rise
to criminal proceedings
3. History of any substance misuse
4. Mental Health Act status and any expected
changes, if applicable
5. A clear indication of multi-disciplinary
care plans for the prospective resident including minutes
and summaries of previous Section 117 meetings, C.P.Aís,
care conferences and ongoing treatment and therapies.
6. A comprehensive
list to include all relevant contact details of all those
retaining responsibility for the resident for post emergency
and out of hours contact.
7. Clear information
regarding identifiable risk factors or precipitating factors,
and of any behaviour liable to give rise to concern or of
which responsible agencies would wish to be informed.
8. Where applicable,
a copy of the conditions/restrictions attached to a (conditional)
discharge under Section 17A, Section 37/41 of the Mental
Health Act 1983
9. A supporting
psychiatric report from the Responsible Clinician (RC) to
include current medication, Part 1 & 2 Discharge Summary,
and proposed treatment arrangements in the community.
of the prospective residentís strengths and assets areas
where more support is require, his preferences and special
needs or specific cultural requirements together with any
recreational activities residentís perspective.
11. A statement
to indicate what is hoped will be gained from a period at
Trinity House from a referrer or prospective residentís
12. A clear statement
about which services, organisations and individuals [Social
Services or Health] will retain ongoing statutory responsibility
Where a resident
is required to leave Trinity House, it is expected that
agencies with Statutory Responsibility will ensure that
alternative facilities are made available.
Trinity House endeavours
to ensure a thorough assessment is undertaken on each referral.
This involves Trinity
House providing detailed information on the facilities and
support on offer and a comprehensive system to ensure all
parties understand our aims and objectives and that adequate
care plans can be established and achieved.
In order to expedite
the referral and admission process the following criteria
MUST be met.
- The referring agency must ensure that the referral
meets the eligibility criteria in order to be considered
for residence at Trinity House.
- We require access to information from Medical, Social
Work, Psychology, Nursing and Occupational Therapy by
way of reports. Further, we would like the opportunity
to meet with professionals working with person referred.
- It is the responsibility of the referring agency to
identify a social supervisor (where necessary) and responsible
medical officer within the community. We require written
confirmation of this.
- Trinity House MUST receive written
confirmation of funding for residence at the house from
the responsible home authority. This includes funding
for trial stay periods.
- Trinity House staff should be included in Section 117
and C.P.A. meetings.
- A named Key worker must be identified to co-ordinate
- Regular and structural communication between Trinity
House, the Social Supervisor and the Responsible Medical
- All aspects of responsibility for admission to hospital
must be identified and guaranteed in the event of relapse.