Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a group of charities with the shared aim to Inspire Recovery Together www.recoveryfocus.org.uk
Tyne, Wear and Northumberland Liaison and Diversion Service
Tyne and Wear
Opening HoursMon: 9am - 5pm
Tues: 9am - 5pm
Wed: 9am - 5pm
Thurs: 9am - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Who we are
Richmond Fellowship’s Liaison and Diversion Service is commissioned by Cumbria, Northumbria, Tyne and Wear (CNTW) Foundation Trust. Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services operate by referring offenders who are identified with having mental health, learning disabilities, substance misuse or other vulnerabilities to an appropriate treatment or support service.
Anyone arrested and taken to a Police Custody suite in the CNTW area who show signs of vulnerability such as those identified above are then assessed by a Mental Health Practitioner located in the police station.
If the person is assessed as needing support and they are being released from custody they can be referred to the Liaison and Diversion Team within Richmond Fellowship.
What we do
The aim of the service is to Improved access to healthcare and support services for vulnerable adults, including both mental and physical health with the aim of reducing health inequalities. Diversion of individuals, where appropriate, out of the criminal justice system into health, social care or other supportive services. To reduce re-offending or escalation of offending behaviours.