What is the DDT partnership?
The Durham, Darlington and Teesside NHS mental health and learning disability partnership is about working together to improve outcomes for people living with mental health and learning disability needs.
It brings together your local mental health and learning disability trust (Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust), clinical commissioning groups, local authorities and healthcare service providers from across the Durham, Darlington and Teesside area.
This is helping to provide high quality care for service users, so people receive the support they need in the right way.
The partnership will make sure:
- healthcare services are provided to the best possible quality standards
- service users and carers are involved in making decisions
- the case management process works effectively
- funding set aside for mental health and learning disability services is only used for those services
Who is it for?
The DDT partnership is for service users in the Durham, Darlington and Teesside area, who receive funding to access mental health and learning disability services. This includes children and young people, adults and older people.
Your care package and the healthcare service providers who support you will be managed and monitored within the DDT partnership.
What does this mean for me?
We want to work with you to make sure you enjoy the best possible quality of life. You will be involved in the process of managing your own care package and support, and we won’t make any decisions without discussing them with you.
We will work with you and those important to you to consider:
- your physical health
- your mental health
- your accommodation
- your activities
We will talk to you about what you need for each of these areas, and make sure the best arrangements are in place to support you. As part of this, we will ask you about your long term goals, and consider the steps which need to be in place to help you work towards them.
We will also check to make sure you are safe. If you or anyone else has any concerns about the quality of your care or anything else, we will talk to you about this and see if there is anything extra that you need.
We will review your care package regularly (at least annually) to make sure it remains the right package for you.
Will I work with the same healthcare providers?
Healthcare service providers will continue to deliver the same services on behalf of the partnership, as long as they continue to deliver the best possible quality standards.
This means you will continue to receive support from the same organisations, unless it is agreed that a change would be better for you.
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