C04 - Richard St Mental Health Therapy & Well Being Service

Closed 19 Dec 2011

Opened 21 Sep 2011

Results updated 17 Feb 2012

Thank you very much for all comments submitted to the savings proposals consultation. The staff and public consultation process have now concluded. 

Elected members have considered the final reports on this proposal including the staff and public views gathered during the consultation period. The decisions made are detailed below:

Services provided for people with mental health issues at Richard Street have been reviewed and it is proposed that the service will now be jointly funded and jointly commissioned by health and social care. As a consequence the adult care funding will be reduced by 50% and an integrated model of service delivery will be developed between the Improving Access to Psychological Services (IAPT) and the Richard Street service based on the available funding.

Proposed full year saving 2012/13:  £209,500

Revised full year saving 2012/13:  £174,500

Additional saving of £35,000 will be captured through an alternative proposal.

Cabinet Decision: To be implemented with significant amendments

You can find the final proposal document, equality impact assessment, and the public summary of all proposal decisions in the files section below.



This proposal will involve a review of the services provided for people with mental health problems at Richard Street.

The overall range of services will be reduced to concentrate on those that meet specific social care needs. It is sometimes difficult to separate health and social care needs, especially for people with mental health problems. However, it is intended that services at Richard Street which are primarily meeting health needs will be discontinued. Fewer staff will be employed within the service.

The service is funded solely by the Council. Local health trusts - the Primary Care Trust and Pennine Care Foundation Trust – do not provide any funding.

The Richard Street building, which is due to be demolished, will close and any remaining services will be delivered by another provider.

A wider review of complementary mental health services provided by the health and voluntary sector providers will be carried out with partners alongside this proposal. It is then intended to provide a single mental health well being service across the borough.

The indicative saving for this proposal is £209,500

As the proposal will affect service users, we have undertaken an Equality Impact Assessment to identify likely or actual effects on people with protected characteristics.


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