The assertive outreach and crisis teams for County Durham and Darlington are based at:

  • Spennymoor - Green Lane Council Offices, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6JQ. Tel number: 01388 424300
  • Darlington - Hundens Lane Resource Centre, Hundens Lane, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 1DT. Tel number: 01325 522050
  • Durham - Shannon House, Mandale Industrial Estate, Belmont, County Durham, DH1 1TH. Tel number: 03000 269616

About the service

The assertive outreach and crisis teams provide person centred care to adults with learning disabilities and associated mental health needs within the community. The team work in partnership with these individuals, their families and carers to provide assessment and treatment in the community to minimise and prevent hospital admission.

The team

The teams, all led by one team manager, include charge nurses, staff nurses, associate practitioners and support workers.

How to access the service

Internal referrals to the service are accepted from the integrated teams.
Crisis referrals to the service are accepted from the emergency duty team.

Extra services from the team

The Darlington team at Hundens Lane run a men's group on a Thursday.