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The Pod

Who can access The Pod?

The Pod works with adults diagnosed with severe or enduring mental ill-health (*bi-polar, psychosis, schizophrenia) on a referral basis from a care co-ordinator (social worker/community mental health nurse/occupational therapist) within Coventry Integrated Practice Unit (IPU).

* Nationally around 2.87% of the population has a severe and enduring mental illness; this represents some 1.82 million people

* 2% of the population will have a severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or severe depression, which needs more intensive, and often continuing, treatment and care during their lifetime (Wing, 1994) 

The Pod – referral process

  • Discussion between individual and  your care programme approach (CPA) care co-ordinator.
  • Referral form completed by care co-ordinator and sent to Pod along with up-to-date risk assessment and CPA care plan and covering letter and confirmation of eligibility.
  • Development worker allocated to individual.
  • First planning meeting at the Pod – Social brokerage and development worker relationship explained. Individual, care co-ordinator and development worker must be present to discuss desired outcomes and reason for referral.
  • The development worker relationship with the individual continues over a series of meetings on an appointment basis, over a fixed timeframe.
  • The care co-ordinator is involved throughout the length of time that the Pod works with a person and may need to attend reviews and support Direct Payment applications.

The Pod

The Pod Team are contactable from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4pm on Friday.


Tel: 024 7678 6680

The Pod
31 Far Gosford Street

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