About us

At Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) we are leading the way in mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity care.

We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide adult neurodiversity service in Leeds; we provide some specialist services across West Yorkshire and Humber & North Yorkshire, and we provide some highly specialised services across the North of England.

Our caring and respectful staff use their expertise to deliver a wide range of specialist and innovative services to all the communities we serve. From community support to crisis treatment, our care is people-centred. Simply put, this means we actively involve the person using our services so they are empowered to achieve their personal goals and can enjoy a fulfilling life.

Our mission is to improve the health and lives of the communities we serve by providing outstanding mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services; to be a great place to work and a great partner to work with. We actively involve people in their care to empower them to achieve their personal goals and enjoy fulfilling lives.

Find out more about the services we provide in our Service Directory.

Interested in joining #TeamLYPFT and working for us? Take a look at our Careers site.

If you want to know how we’re leading the way in mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity care, then check out our Trust Strategy.

Quick facts about us

We provide 39 care services (or clinical services for patients).

We work out of 66 sites, mainly in Leeds.

Whilst we have 407 beds in our inpatient wards, most of the care we provide happens in the community – either within or as close to people’s own homes as possible.

We employ over 3,000 staff, we have around 600 bank staff who regularly work for us, and we have around 100 selfless volunteers.

We were rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission following our last inspection in December 2019.

In 2022/23 our financial turnover was £241.6 million.

Find out more about us in our latest Annual Review.

We are an NHS foundation trust

Our Board of Directors is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Trust and is accountable for the operational delivery of services, targets and performance, as well as the definition and implementation of our strategy. The Board meets in public every two months and their reports and papers are published on our website.

The Board is held to account by our Council of Governors (CoG) which gives staff, service users and the public a voice in helping to shape and influence services provided by our Trust, and for the delivery of our strategic plans. The CoG is elected from and by our membership. It also includes people appointed from a range of partner organisations. The CoG is chaired by the Chair of the Trust, who ensures a link between the Council and the Board of Directors; the Deputy Chair of the Trust is also the Deputy Chair of the Council of Governors.

The Trust is independently regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). They make sure the services we provide are safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality and are encouraged to improve. Our last full inspection took place in 2019 when we were rated ‘good’. Find out more about the CQC’s ratings, the latest copy of our annual Quality Account, and how we’re performing in other areas on our quality page.

The Trust also produces an Annual Report and a lighter Annual Review document. You can find the latest versions on this page of our website.

The word ‘partnership’ is in our name because we work collaboratively with a vast range of health and care partners. Find out more about them on our partnerships page.


Page last updated: 21 May 2024