Respond Birmingham 

Telephone: 0207 383 0700 
Email: [email protected]

Respond Birmingham works with CCG’s and NHS England across the Midlands to provide for people with a learning disability, autism or both to move back to the community from a mental health hospital.

Our involvement begins with an in-depth exploration and understanding of a person’s life-story and experience, through reports and meetings with family, professionals and carers. 

We then develop a relationship with the individual and their support teams, undertake an independent review and then design a bespoke care package for the individual and their network.

Care packages will include training, supervision and/or reflective practice for staff in the hospital setting, working in partnership with a carefully selected provider and supporting their team through recruitment, training and ongoing reflective support. 

A Circle of Support and Accountability (COSA) contributes to our model. Circles are formed by carefully recruiting, training and supporting a group of volunteers who assist the individual during an 18-month period in which they will transition between services and/or relocate.

Consistent collaboration with Multi Disciplinary Team’s throughout the process allows for a carefully considered and fluid approach through clinical thinking, on-going assessment and formulation for the best possible outcome for the person we are supporting.

Once the person has settled in their new home an assessment for one-to-one psychotherapy may be offered and, if appropriate, this would be for a minimum of a year.