Centres of Excellence

We have recognised a number of IPS services across England as Centres of Excellence in supporting people who use mental health services into employment.

They will act as exemplars of how Individual Placement and Support (IPS) can be implemented in localities across England.

These areas will demonstrate how to implement the evidence of what works best in providing employment services for people with mental health problems. In each site, the local mental health trust will work with partners in employment services, local authorities and other agencies to offer people effective support to get into paid work. The learning from these sites will be shared with other areas of England.

The IPS Centres of Excellence are exemplary in their use of the IPS model and the job outcomes they achieve for people with severe and enduring mental illness.

The Centres of Exellence welcome organisations and commissioners interested in setting up an IPS employment service and/or new IPS services that wish to learn from a more experienced service.

 

Centres of excellence partners

The full list of partners in the Centres of Excellence programme is:

Bradford

Contact: nosheen.zabir@bdct.nhs.uk

Lincolnshire

Contact: Sara.Brewin@LPFT.nhs.uk 

Shropshire

Contact: jonathan.allan@shropshire.gov.uk

Essex

Contact: Raza@nhs.net

Essex (Veterans specific service)

Contact: amy@wwtw.org.uk

Central and North West London

Contact: rash.patel@nhs.net

Somerset

Contact: Eugene.stevenson@sompar.nhs.uk

Sussex

Contact: kate.bones@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk
Contact: m.dominy@southdownhousing.org

Devon

Contact: lynn.aggett@nhs.net

Nottingham

Contact: julie.swann@nottshc.nhs.uk

Worcestershire

Contact: paul.wilcox@nhs.net

Dudley and Walsall

Contact: adrian.garbett@dwmh.nhs.uk

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Contact: amelia@wwtrust.co.uk

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Contact: simonj.wilson@combined.nhs.uk

Merseyside (Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby)

Contact: jane.holland@merseycare.nhs.uk

Birmingham

Contact: suer@betterpathways.org.uk

Wiltshire

Contact: Daniel.ODonoghue@RichmondFellowship.org.uk

Haringey IAPT

Contact: David.Harper@shaw-trust.org.uk

Bromley

Contact: Dominic.Parkinson@BLGmind.org.uk

Last updated: 8th October, 2019