Referrals

Orchard House accepts referrals from a wide range of sources. All referrals will be considered flexibly with the aim of providing the most appropriate expert assessment and intervention for families and their referrers. Orchard House family therapeutic service can accept referrals from local GP and NHS consultants. Local schools are also able to make referrals.

Family

Referrals for work with families are taken mainly from Social Services and family law professionals. Orchard House is also able to take referrals from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, other mental health professionals, general practitioners and individuals or their families.

Child

Referrals are taken from Social Services, family law professionals, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, other mental health professionals, general practitioners, schools, educational professionals and individuals or their families.

Adult

Referrals are taken from general practitioners, mental health professionals, Social Services and individuals.

Procedure

Assessments and interventions for care proceedings will usually require a viability assessment to be undertaken. The viability assessment is an opportunity for our multi-disciplinary team to provide an initial assessment of the needs of the family and make recommendations for the structure of the assessment or intervention. For individual adult and child assessments or interventions, an initial assessment would form part of the first meeting with a member of our multi-disciplinary team.

Risk assessment

Orchard House requires the completion of a Risk Assessment and referral forms prior to admission.

If you would like to make a referral or if you require any further information please telephone 01823 351785

Email us at info@orchardhousefac.co.uk