Welcome to The West Yorkshire Adult Eating Disorders Service (TWYAEDS). We are a specialist adult eating disorder service within Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT).
Introduction to The West Yorkshire Adult Eating Disorder Service
TWYAEDS is a tiered service, made up of four tiers, each tier being an individual service or pathway (as shown in the diagram below). One single service simply cannot provide enough support for everyone, therefore each service has been created to support eating disorders at different levels, to provide better quality care to each individual.
Open Access Pathway
The Open Access Pathway is a collection of support, additional to our main eating disorder services. The supports are run by the LYPFT eating disorder service staff, to be available to anyone with a connection with eating disorders e.g. our service users, carers/family, professionals etc.
The supports are:
- The Hub
- Carer’s Group
Tier one — Primary Care Network
The Primary Care Network is a collective of support including GPs, charities and third sector
organisations, who support people in the community with an eating disorder or disordered eating.
Tier two — Link-ED
Link-ED is a community based service who support people with disordered eating, alongside of their primary mental health diagnosis.
Link-ED is the newest addition to the The West Yorkshire Adult Eating Disorder Service, beginning it’s journey in 2020.
Tier three — CONNECT Community
CONNECT Community is one part of CONNECT. CONNECT Community support people with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder, in the community.
Tier four — CONNECT Inpatient
CONNECT Inpatient is one part of CONNECT. CONNECT Inpatient support people with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder, on the ward.