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Pathway Development Services

Pathway Development Services

Unit 24, The Sugar Refinery
Sugar Mill Business Park
Oakhurst Avenue
West Yorkshire

LS11 7DF

0113 855 7951


About the service

The Regional Pathway Development Service was formed in 2008, between Leeds Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) and Community Links.

Aims of the service

The main purpose of the RPDS is to identify appropriate care pathways for clients leaving hospital environments, by offering a comprehensive review of their care and treatment plans and full assessment of their housing and resettlement needs.

Through the Yorkshire and Humber Personality Disorder Offender Pathway Housing and Resettlement Service a Housing and Resettlement Caseworker offers assessment and advice to Offender Managers to help facilitate safe transitions from custody to the community, working in partnership with the NPS, Psychologists and Approved Premises staff. Holistic and detailed housing assessment reports take a longer term view of housing and resettlement, utilising Psychological formulations.

The Housing and Resettlement Service is only available to clients who have been referred directly to the wider network of Personality Disorder Services. These referrals come via local CCG commissioners, forensic case managers or other relevant professionals, (in some services, with prior consent from local commissioners). In other areas of the network, clients are referred internally from the Care Coordination team or by offender managers.

Support is delivered through:

  • Assessment of housing and resettlement need, based upon a psychological understanding of service user need.
  • Brokering of housing and resettlement packages from hospital to community based settings. Whilst we do not hold housing stock; resettlement pathways and services are identified through comprehensive mapping of housing and support throughout the region.
  • Consultation to locality based housing providers to support resettlement into the community, post hospital discharge or prison release within an identified period, within CPA and MAPPA frameworks.
  • Training to a range of professionals across inpatient, criminal justice and community settings, including both statutory and non-statutory services. As part of a wider Regional training programme, our team is also involved in the delivery of the Personality Disorder Knowledge and Understanding Framework training, commissioned by the Department of Health.

To make a referral please contact the Administration team:

Personality Disorder Services
Unit 24, Sugar Mill Business Park
Oakhurst Avenue
LS11 7DF

Telephone 0113 855 7951

Alternatively, contact Bernie Tuohy by email.