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Richmond Community Mental Health Team Older People

Who we are


Richmond Older People Mental Health Team are committed to provide care/treatment to people with complex psychological, cognitive, functional, behavioural, physical problems usually related to age. Richmond Older People’s Team comprises of the Richmond Memory Assessment Service, Richmond Intensive Outreach Team, Richmond Care Home Liaison Service and Richmond Recovery and Support Team.

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Richmond Memory services

The memory service is designed to meet the needs of adults of all ages with symptoms of mild to moderate dementia who have not already received a diagnosis. General practitioners refer patients who they suspect may have mild to moderate dementia which is beginning to impact on the person’s day-to-day living/people with memory problems, where a diagnosis of dementia is suspected; people with dementia, where confirmation of the sub type and/or specialist advice is required

Richmond Intensive Outreach Team

The Richmond Older People Intensive Outreach Team provides care for people who would normally require hospital admission and stay involved until the client is able to be managed by the OP Recovery and Support Team. They provide intensive, home based treatment on a seven day week basis for those requiring acute care. The working hours are Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm.

Richmond Care Home Liaison Service

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

Richmond Recovery and Support Team

Offer a specialist multidisciplinary service for Individuals suffering from serious and/or complex mental health problems. The team form part of a planned and integrated whole system approach to care that delivers in conjunction with Richmond wellbeing service, Richmond Intensive Outreach Team, Richmond Care Home Liaison Service and Richmond Intensive Outreach Team. 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

Where to find us

Barnes Hospital
Barnes Hospital
Barnes Hospital
SW14 8SU

Telephone: 0203 513 5000
Fax: 0203 513 4485

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 Lola Velazequez:- Consultant Psychiatrist 

Dr Raed Jumaily:-  (Speciality Doctor)

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 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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