Breaking ground for Cornwall’s innovative IMPACT hub

Breaking ground for Cornwall’s innovative IMPACT hub
Following a successful joint bid with NHS Kernow, Cornwall Foundation Trust and Cornwall Council for capital funds from the Department of Health and Social Care, work is getting underway to build an innovative support centre for people at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis.

Cornwall’s IMPACT hub is one of 51 projects across the country awarded a share of £15 million last year as part of the national Beyond Places of Safety scheme.

IMPACT stands for “Integrated Multi-agency Prevention and Assessment of Crisis Team” and new the hub aims to provide a working environment for teams from difference services who care for people of all ages; enhancing the delivery of preventative and targeted crisis support. This will include individuals with mental health problems, homelessness, drug and alcohol problems, domestic abuse and safeguarding concerns.

Last week, the project got under way with a turf cutting ceremony, which was attended by Kenny Gibson, Head of Safeguarding for the NHS England. For members of the RCHT Safeguarding team, the IMPACT hub will have a positive impact upon the available care, treatment and experiences for individuals who are at risk of, or are suffering, a crisis.

The teams to be based at the IMPACT hub are passionate about providing care and treatment to those people with complex additional needs, which can result in their individual needs not always being met in a respectful and compassionate manner.

In the video, Lerryn Hogg, Advance Nurse for Mental Health and Complex Cases, talks about the IMPACT Hub at its recent turf cutting ceremony.

Added on 31 May 2019, in News - Patient Experience / Trust Improvement