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Accommodation Gateway

Accommodation Gateway

Units 7-8
Northwest Business Park
Servia Hill
Leeds

LS6 2QH

Service Manager: Lisa Simpson

Telephone: 07793 525660

Email: lisa.simpson@commlinks.co.uk

About the service

The Accommodation Gateway works with individuals being discharged from acute mental health wards, or those who are care coordinated under Community Mental Health Teams in Leeds, to ensure they are moved to accommodation which best meets their needs in a timely and effective way.

Referrals to the Accommodation Gateway service are taken for people who are due to be discharged from a Leeds acute hospital ward (under 65s), rehabilitation and recovery, or forensic services. Community referrals are taken via the Community Mental Health Teams, Aspire Early Intervention in Psychosis and the Assertive Outreach Team.

Aims of the service
  • Prevent delayed discharges from mental health acute wards due to housing issues and ensure people move on to the most appropriate accommodation in the community to best meet their needs.
  • Prevent admissions to hospitals that are due to a breakdown in a clients housing situation by developing a housing plan whilst they are under a Leeds Community Mental Health Team.

Our Accommodation Gateway Coordinators act as a single point of contact to advise and liaise between service users, ward staff, care coordinators and accommodation providers.

The service operates Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.

Referrals

To make a Ward referral, please contact:

Julie Smith, Accommodation Gateway Co-ordinator (for Wards 3, 4 and 5 at the Becklin Centre, the Crisis Assessment Unit and the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
T: 07741 261722
E: julie.smith@commlinks.co.uk

Sharan Kaur, Accommodation Gateway Co-ordinator (for Ward 1 at The Becklin Centre, the Rehab and Recovery units at Asket House and Asket Croft, and Ward 4 at The Newsam Centre).
T: 07739 660255
E: sharan.kaur@commlinks.co.uk

If your client is not in hospital but is under the care of CRISS or is care coordinated by East North East Community Mental Health Team then please contact:

Tracey Birdsall, Mental Health Homeless Prevention Worker
T: 07949 102116
E: tracey.birdsall@commlinks.co.uk

If your client is not in hospital and is care coordinated by West North West Community Mental Health Team then please contact :

Josie Foster, Homeless Prevention Worker and NHS Hub Services Team Leader
T: 07774 740309
E: josie.foster@commlinks.co.uk

If your client is not in hospital and is care coordinated by South Community Mental Health Team or Assertive Outreach Team, then please contact:

Jess Masterson, Homeless Prevention Worker
T: 07908 373238
E: jess.masterson@commlinks.co.uk

If your client is under the Leeds Forensic services (Wards or Forensic Outreach Team) then please contact:

Rob Smyth
T: 07740 721501
E: robert.smyth@commlinks.co.uk

If your client is under Aspire, please contact:

Jo Asquith,Homeless Prevention Worker and NHS Hub Services Team Leader
T: 07391 868756
E: joanna.asquith@commlinks.co.uk