Pathway Development Service – Yorkshire and Humberside

Pathway Development Service (PDS)

Changes following the introduction of Integrated Care Services (ICS) mean that the PDS will now be commissioned and operate across the region covered by the three Provider Collaboratives (PCs) that serve the population of West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, and Humber & North Yorkshire ICS.

From 1 April 2023, we will only work alongside community and inpatient teams whose service users are either at risk of entering secure hospital provision or are currently within secure care, focussing on those with a primary risk towards others.

To facilitate the transition of our service provision, we will therefore not be able to accept new referrals within our previous remit from 1 March 2023.

The overarching aim of the Pathway Development Service (PDS) is to support systems striving to deliver trauma-informed, integrated care for service users with complex emotional needs and relationship difficulties.

Going forward, the PDS will therefore, only work with clinical teams in the event of:

  • A new referral to and/or admission to a secure service.
  • Where there is concern about the management of primary risk towards others within the community.
  • A situation in which a team/parts of the system would like to consult on a particular question in working with a service user.
  • To assist with planning for transitions into or out of secure care.
  • To support planning when a pathway is obstructed or contested (including circumstances in which the source is linked to appropriate accommodation).
What services are provided

The PDS have changed their ways of working, which may include an initial opinion, consultation, case review, housing and resettlement involvement, or workforce development and carers support.

Housing and Resettlement Service

For more information on how the Housing Resettlement Service can provide support, please watch the following video:

More information

For more information, you can download an easy read version of our leaflet.

Get in touch

The PDS Team work across Yorkshire and Humberside with an administrative base at St Mary’s Hospital. The Service can be contacted on 0113 85 57950.

The fax number for this service is 0113 85 57953.

Carers support

Carers support

LYPFT Personality Disorder Services as a whole work together to offer support for those who may be caring for someone with difficulties consistent with diagnosis of personality disorder:

Andromeda Carers Support Group

A peer support group for carers to share their experiences with other carers, access advice and support for their own wellbeing (see the following poster for more detail).

Andromeda Poster

For more information about the monthly carers peer support group, please contact Zoe Gazard or Pam Slater on 0113 8557950 or email pdcarers.lypft@nhs.net.

Cygnus Carers Support Course

This is a six-week online psychoeducation course, which aims to provide carers with information that builds their understanding around what ‘personality disorder’ is and how to support someone with complex emotional difficulties whilst also supporting themselves (see the following poster for more detail).

Cygnus Poster

For more information about the six-week carers support course or to book your place please contact Zoe Gazard or Pam Slater on 0113 8557950 or email PDcarers.lypft@nhs.net.

More information on support available for carers is available on our Carers page and our Emerge Service Page.  

Referrals

The PDS have changed their ways of working, which may include an initial opinion, consultation, case review, housing and resettlement involvement, or workforce development and carers support.

To help us work out the focus of our involvement with you, please complete the enquiry form available below.

We work alongside community and inpatient teams whose service users are either at risk of entering secure hospital provision or are currently within secure care, focussing on those with a primary risk towards others.

To keep you updated and respond as swiftly as possible, please can you let us know the best times and means of reaching you or a nominated colleague?

We look forward to hearing from you and will respond within two working days.

Pathway Development Service Template for Enquiries. 

Training for staff and teams Knowledge and Understanding Framework

The Knowledge and Understanding Framework (KUF) is a national training program that aims to equip participants with the confidence and skills to work effectively with service users who have a diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’ and complex emotional needs. For further information, see attached flyer.>

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