Lambeth Living Well Network Alliance Progress Report 2021-22

Our year in numbers

The Alliance’s budget for 2020/21 to provide mental health services
the estimated working age population
per person per year

1. GLA Housing-Led mid-2021 Estimate

Lambeth GP records estimate there are around 4,000 people with serious mental illness in the borough, the highest in the country and three times the national average.

Lambeth also has the fifth highest levels for diagnosed psychosis in the country, and is in the top 25% for common mental illnesses.

We saw a big rise in the use of acute in-patient beds, with an average of 88.1 beds used in 2021/22 year, up 18% from 74.5 beds in the previous year.

Our Single Point of Access introductions is up 25% from 5,962 in the previous year.
Our Crisis Outreach Service introductions are down 30% from 233 the previous year.
Our Short Term Support service received 2,082 introductions in 2021/22. This is down 9% from 2,288 in the previous financial year.

Our Focused Support service received 567 introductions in the year, down 7% from 613 in the previous year. This service discharged 449 people in the year, up 25% from359 people discharged in the previous year.

Our Tree House supported 89 people in the year up 10% from 81 the previous year, this saved an estimated 2,154 hospital bed days (up 28% from 1,679 days the previous year.

Our mental health social workers assessed 190 new people in the year, up 2% from 186 the previous year, they also dealt with 444 open safeguarding cases in 2021/22, up 45% on the previous year.

Our Talking Therapies services saw 10,925 people supported in the year, up 20% from 9,114 people in the previous year, with 56% recovering compared to 57% the previous year (the target is 50%).