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Richmond Care Home Liaison Service

Who we are

The service works on the understanding that care home providers have a responsibility to provide the level of care necessary to meet the needs of people who challenge services. The care home liaison service enhances that provision through providing a structured and collaborative assessment and formulation of behaviour that challenges, and to provide learning opportunities for care staff. The working hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Who is the service for

The service is for older people with mental health conditions aged 18 and over for cognitive impairment.  75 and over for functional mental illness.  (Frailty as well as other physical health conditions are also taken into consideration where patients with a functional mental illness are below 75)

Conditions we treat

We cover the following conditions:

Bipolar disorder
Depression
Schizophrenia
Dementia

Where to find us

Barnes Hospital
Barnes Hospital
Barnes Hospital
Barnes
SW14 8SU

Telephone: 020 3513 3663
Fax: 020 3513 3625

Our opening hours

Richmond community mental health team is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
 

Who you might see / our staff

 

Dr Robert Lawrence - Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Raed Jumaily:-  (Speciality Doctor)

Lisa Dakar: - Team Manager

Charles Arkaah:-  Dementia Nurse Specialist

 

What you can expect

Anyone who uses our services first gets an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. They will also will also have one named person who co-ordinates their care and support. This person will be called either a named professional or,  if your needs are more complex,  a care co-ordinator. This person should be your main point of contact.  You can speak to them about how your treatment and support are going.

Referrals

Referrals come via the following routes:

  • General Practitioners
  • Health professionals providing services at (local district) hospitals
  • Liaison Psychiatry Department
  • Duty Psychiatrist and Duty Psychiatrist for A&E
  • Local Adult CMHTs

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