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Older Adults Home Treatment Team (OAHTT)

Barking Community Hospital
Upney Lane
IG11 9LX

Tel: 0300 555 1022
Helpline: 0300 555 1000
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Category: Community Mental Health Teams, Dementia, Emergency, Help Lines, Older People

Service Description:
The older adults home treatment team (OAHTT) is a community based treatment service, which provides intensive support for service users who are in a mental health crisis, and their carers. The OAHTT provides an alternative to hospital admission or facilitates early discharge from hospital. Members of the OAHTT will visit service users up to twice a day in their home gradually reducing to once or twice a week, for a short time period, to help re-establish them back into their surroundings and community.

The OAHTT can:

- monitor medication compliance, mental state and social situation

- assess activities of daily livingfeedback information to appropriate involved others

Opening Times

8am - 10pm, Monday to Sunday


Referrals must be completed over the telephone with the OAHTT. Referrers
will be required to answer a set of questions in full when making a
telephone referral