South West Yorkshire Partnership is a specialist NHS Foundation Trust - established in 2002 - that provides community, mental health and learning disability services to the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide some medium secure (forensic) services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber too.
Our Community Partnership
Over 1 million people live in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield across urban and rural communities from a range of diverse backgrounds. We aim to match the community’s needs with locally sensitive and efficient services along with a workforce that is reflective of the population we serve. We work from a variety of sites as well as with people in their own homes.
We work with other local NHS organisations to provide comprehensive health care to people in our area. We also work closely with local authorities (social care) and with other government departments and voluntary organisations. Working in partnership is very important to us and is vital if we are to continue delivering high quality services for local people. The Trust works and connects with both Integrated Care System (ICS) South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw and West Yorkshire and Harrogate. We also partner with Thriving Kirklees where we continue to work together to develop integrated approaches and share good working practices.
Working in partnership also means working with the members of our foundation trust, who can have a say in how we run the Trust and how they wish our services to be developed. Over 11,000 local people have joined us as members, and our staff are also members.
We currently employ around 4,600 staff, in both clinical and non-clinical support services.
Our services are split in five 'care groups'. These are:
Barnsley integrated services care group
CAMHS and children’s care group
Adults and older people mental health care group
Forensic care group
Learning disabilities and adult ASD/ADHD care group
Each care group is led by a director of services who is accountable for service strategy, clinical quality, operational performance and effective use of resources.