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 advance.

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 be included.

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.

10. Information 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 perspective.

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 after-care
  • Regular and structural communication between Trinity House, the Social Supervisor and the Responsible Medical Officer.
  • All aspects of responsibility for admission to hospital must be identified and guaranteed in the event of relapse.