An evaluation of the sustainability and impact of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s centralised health-based place of safety model.
This second report builds on the initial evaluation of November 2017, to see whether original trends identified have been sustained, and whether there has been any additional impact or any unintended consequences since July 2017.
The SLaM place of safety opened as a pilot in January 2017. The new model replaced four single-occupancy sites in Lambeth, Lewisham, Croydon and Southwark.
This centralised approach aimed to improve accessibility and quality of care for people who are detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act.