About the Trust

We are the lead provider of mental health and learning disability services across Herefordshire and Worcestershire supporting children, adults and older people.

We work alongside community partners to support people’s mental wellbeing; provide support for people experiencing stress, anxiety or depression; run a range of specialist services which care for people at home or on a ward; and our crisis team provides around the clock support for people experiencing an escalation of their mental health needs or a crisis. We also provide learning disability services across both counties which support children and adults to increase or maintain levels of independence.

We are the main provider of Integrated Community Services in Worcestershire, working alongside GPs, social care teams and the voluntary sector to deliver nursing and therapy services which keep people at home for as long as possible. These services support around 10,000 patients, and their efforts help avoid approximately 30 hospital admissions everyday In addition our Countywide Community Services include Worcestershire’s community hospitals and rehabilitation units, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, community stroke services and  specialist neurological clinics.

We work with a range of partners to support children, young people and families across Worcestershire. Through our Starting Well Partnership, we provide health visiting, school health nursing and early years support. We also provide respite care for families of children with life-limiting learning and/or physical disabilities, and are responsible for community based paediatric services, which are delivered by multi-disciplinary teams.

We are Worcestershire’s main provider of sexual health services, and also run community dental clinics for people who are unable to access a mainstream services.

View our directory of services.

Our vision and values

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Our values:

Courageous: Displaying integrity and having the courage to do what is right.
Ambitious: Always striving for outstanding care.
Responsive: Listen, learn and act.
Empowering: Freedom to choose and live well.
Supportive: Support each other and be proud of what we do.

Our core beliefs:

  • We are all unique and our diversity will be respected and celebrated
  • Good physical and mental health is essential to happy, healthy lives
  • Our teams are amazing and we will support people to achieve their potential

Our strategic priorities:

  • Significantly improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities
  • Be ambitious and constantly innovate to deliver outstanding care
  • Be efficient and effective
  • Work with our partners to add value and collectively develop healthier more inclusive communities
  • Be a fantastic place to work

Our vision:

Working Together for Outstanding Care