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.
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 people who experience the world as profoundly unsafe (often associated with the diagnostic label of a ‘personality disorder’).
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 has changed their ways of working, which may include an initial opinion, consultation, case review, housing and resettlement involvement, or workforce development and carers support. For more information about our way of working and values, download this poster.
Housing and Resettlement Service
For more information on how the Housing Resettlement Service can provide support, please watch the following video:
For more information, you can download an easy read version of our leaflet.
Read here for the October PDS newsletter.
*Please note that all PDS Annual Reports can be viewed from Download Section.
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.
Please email: email@example.com
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).
For more information about the monthly carers peer support group, please contact Zoe Gazard or Pam Slater on 0113 8557950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
For more information about the six-week carers support course or to book your place, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Zoe Gazard or Pam Slater on 0113 8557950 or email email@example.com.
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.
To make a referral for a Case Review, either in conjunction with a new referral for a secure access assessment (logged with your local Single Point of Access) or due to barriers or problems progressing an existing secure pathway, please complete the referral form below.
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.>
KUF Personality Disorder Training
We are pleased to announce our new Knowledge and Understanding Framework (KUF) training plan. KUF is co-produced and co-delivered by Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust experts by occupation and experts by lived experienced facilitators.
Participants will explore national and international information from the field of personality disorder and learn of lived experienced perspectives of surviving trauma, coping mechanisms and accessing services. KUF is considered one of the most radical and unique training programmes regarding mental distress and co-production.
We are rolling out 30 training cohorts throughout 2023-2024. KUF is a national, 3-day multi-agency program that aims to equip participants with the confidence and skills to work effectively with service users diagnosed with ‘personality disorder’ or complex emotional needs.
KUF training is currently delivered online with some limited face-to-face spaces throughout 2023/2024. Spaces are limited. Complete the booking form and view our leaflet with course content below.
*Booking forms are Word documents that require Word Mobile App to view and edit on mobile devices.
If you have any questions or require further information on the KUF personality disorder training, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org