An independent report of an integrated model of community forensic mental health provision.
On 17th January 2018 HACT, alongside Look Ahead and East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), launched its independent evaluation of Tabard Forensic Service, in Tower Hamlets, London.
Opened in April 2014 by care, support and housing provider Look Ahead, the service was pioneered in partnership with ELFT and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH). It supports 19 male residents aged 18 to 74 who are affected by serious and enduring mental health issues and have significant offending histories. The report suggests that savings can be made and better resident outcomes achieved through a new approach to community forensic mental health provision. Also highlighted is that it is possible for police, clinicians and other agencies to work effectively in partnership delivering safe services to patients with a forensic history within the community, while also protecting public safety.
The executive summary can be found here.
The full report can be found here.