The Working Together Award - adults services
Winner: Lambeth Living Well Network Hub
As the ' front door' to mental health services, the Hub has played a significant role in bringing culture change to how mental health services are delivered, how teams work together and tackling people's problems much earlier... preventative, person-centred care in a primary care setting.
Former Programme manager Emma Willing and now Stacey Hemphill, and Director Sue Field, were congratulated for helping to launch an integrated and multi-disciplinary team, which links together primary care, social care, the voluntary sector and aspects of secondary care.
The hub has reduced referrals into secondary care by 43 per cent and also supports people to find their own coping mechanisms at getting through the 'wobbly days'.
People are also able to introduce themselves to the service rather than going via a GP. The Hub goes beyond a service as it is about linking people to their community to help them build resilience.
The Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Community Stroke Team
The Speech and Language Therapists in the Neuro Conditions team at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.