Older peoples services

   

The Northern Trust provides a range of services for older people in the community.

This section is designed to be a resource for you to find out more about these services, what they offer, where they are and how you can access them.

There are 15 Community Integrated Teams in the Northern Trust area. These teams are made up of social workers, district nurses and occupational therapists. Your GP can refer you to one of our teams or alternatively you or a family member can contact the team directly.

Once the Team Manager receives a referral on your behalf, a member of the team will make contact with you to carry out a care assessment.


What is a care assessment?

A care assessment is an opportunity for us to look at your needs and work with you to find the best methods to meet the needs identified.

Care plan

Following an assessment a care plan will be agreed with you. It will detail the support that you need and will detail the following:

A care assessment is an opportunity for us to look at your needs and work with you to find the best methods to meet the needs identified. Following an assessment a care plan will be agreed with you. It will detail the support that you need and will detail the following:
  • What help you will get and who will provide it.
  • When and how often you will get help.
  • Contact details of the team who make sure you get help.
  • When help will start and when reviews will take place to make sure we are still meeting your needs.
  • Details of care needs which cannot be met and why.
  • What to do if you are unhappy with the service.

How to access the service


Please click the links below for further information on the range of services being offered

Behaviour Science Service
Carers’ Services
Community/District nursing
Community Equipment Service
Continence Service
Coronary Care Services
Dementia Service
Diabetes Services
Domiciliary care
Falls Prevention Service
Good Morning Services
Intermediate Care Services
Occupational Therapy Services
Palliative care
Permanent Placement Team
Podiatry Services
Residential care
Social work
Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist Service
Treatment Room Services
Wheelchair Services

Page last updated:21 May 2015