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Apart from some very specialist services which can only be provided by other organisations outside our area, we provide the full range of mental health services, as well as support for people with learning disabilities.
Our work is increasingly community based and we provide people with a wide variety of mental health, learning disability and social care services in close partnership with colleagues in local councils, GPs, charitable and voluntary organisations, as well as regularly working with services users, carers and their representatives.
Facts about us
In October 2007 we became an NHS foundation trust – we were the first NHS mental health organisation to become a foundation trust in the East Midlands. Being a foundation trust means we do not report directly to the department of health. Instead, we report to an independent body called NHS Improvement which has a legal duty to hold us to account, oversee our performance and approve some of the things we want to do.
The most important part of being a foundation trust is that it brings us closer to the people who matter most – you. We want local people, service users and carers and those who support and represent you, to have much more say over how we go about planning and delivering services. As well as our Governors who are all lay people, we have around 10,000 members of our Trust drawn from the local community and our own staff.