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Partnership - we will work together with other organisations

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We work closely with many organisations in Derbyshire and Derby City, and value these relationships, which benefit the people who use our services and their families and carers. To help make sure that people who use our services experience a co-ordinated approach to their care, our services must:

  • Have links with other relevant agencies

  • Work effectively across agencies

  • Have information-sharing agreements with relevant agencies to allow the sharing of personal information where appropriate


These standards and principles were developed in close partnership with people who use our services, their families and carers, partner organisations and staff.

"In essence, core care standards brings together standards of service delivery. It is not what the Trust 'wishes' to provide, but what it 'does' provide. It is a real commitment to honesty, openess and transparency. It is a dynamic concept - and I am confident that over time the Trust will seek to drive its standards higher. I believe the core care standards and the website are something the Trust can be justifiably proud of and I congratulate them" Service Receiver 
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Integrated care

“I can plan my care with people who work together to understand me and my carer(s), allowing me control, and bringing together services to achieve the outcomes important to me.” Definition of integrated care and support to provide a shared language and common goal for the whole system to work towards. The definition, co-developed by National Voices, and aligned with Making it Real, through engagement with patients, people who use services and carers, puts the individual at the centre and around whom services should be coordinated. Integrated Care and Support: Our Shared Commitment May 2013

Involvement in developing services

The Trust welcomes the involvement and participation of service users, patients, carers and families in the development of services

“You have the right to be involved, directly or through representatives, in the planning of healthcare services, the development and consideration of proposals for changes in the way those services are provided, and in decisions to be made affecting the operation of those services.” NHS Constitution

Our Partners

Click here to find out more about the organisations we work with

Click on the logos below to access the websites of our partner organisations

Making Space
NHS Derby
Derby City Council
Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire Carers Association
CPAA Award Winner
derbyshire mind logo
imca logo
Chesterfield College
bolsover district Council
North East Derbyshire District Council

Good Practice

See the Trust website for information about the partnership with Chesterfield College . As part of World Mental Health Day, Art and Design students at Chesterfield College were presented with a project brief based on ideas from both college staff and patients from the Hartington Unit themselves. Using the themes of care, health and recovery, students are undertaking project work to produce a piece of art to be displayed within the unit. A project is also underway to develop a 3D sculpture for display in the Hartington Unit’s courtyard

Partnership with the Local Football Clubs

The Winning Mentality Initiative's aim is to use football as a tool to help young men who suffer from mental health distress to improve their health, participate in sport and become part of a team, reducing any social isolation they might feel.

Click here to find out more about the Winning Mentality Initiative


If you require any information about our policies please contact:

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Ashbourne Centre
Kingsway Site
Derby DE22 3LZ
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