Referrals and Assessment
ESH Community accepts referrals from service provider organisations nationwide, commissioning authorities or direct from prospective residents who can self refer into ESH Community.
A pre-admission Referral and Assessment Form needs to be completed for all prospective residents.
Potential detox requirements and the implications of any currently prescribed medication are assessed by our consultant psychiatrist. Residents must also meet our physical and mental health criteria.
If circumstances allow we suggest clients come to visit the facility to complete the pre-admission Referral and Assessment which also allows us to have a face to face discussion about expectations and needs.
Alternatively a telephone call can be arranged to complete the referral and assessment form.
We understand this referral and admission process can be a stressful time but our staff will make clients welcome during the visit and help to reduce any anxiety.
Family are also very welcome to attend if desired during the referral and assessment visit so we can answer any questions and alleviate any concerns.
We can accept Dual Diagnosis patients. Dual diagnosis refers to the occurrence of a mental illness alongside drug/alcohol misuse. Potential Dual Diagnosis clients are considered on an individual basis. The initial pre-assessment will consider the severity and stability of the co-occurring mental illness. In general, mental health disorders can dramatically improve when the drug/alcohol misuse is treated.
Potential admissions will then be assessed for suitability based on the referral and assessment form and existing physical or mental health conditions and potential risks identified during the assessment process. At a minimum resident's must have capacity, be physically and mentally capable of comprehending and participating in the regular physical and psychosocial aspects of the overall treatment programme.
Assuming everything is satisfactory, an offer letter will be sent to the client along with a resident placement information pack.
We will then liaise with clients, families or support workers to ensure a streamlined admission.
When a placement has been agreed we want to start our support prior to admission so we suggest the client keeps in regular daily contact with us by phone so we can ensure everything is progressing satisfactorily up to the arrival date.