The Pod

Who can access The Pod?

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The Pod works with adults living with severe and/or enduring mental ill-health (bipolar, psychosis, schizophrenia), achieving outcomes through one to one appointments with clear time bound goals and milestones with a focus on outcomes.

The Pod uses an asset based, solution focused model rooted within personalisation to enable connections, nurture aspiration and build resilience. Provoking individuals to step outside their comfort zones, reimagine their lives and move away from the subculture of services into mainstream society.

The Pod works with citizens of Coventry on a referral basis from Care Programme Approach (CPA) Care Coordinators within Coventry Integrated Practice Unit (IPU). Playing a critical role in the integrated pathway to ensure that people transition from service user or patient to citizen.

  • The most recent reported findings show that 0.7 in every 100 people are diagnosed with a psychotic disorder whilst 2 in every 100 people are diagnosed with bipolar.
  • 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)

Referral process

  • Conversation - Discussion between individual and their Care Programme Approach (CPA) Care Coordinator.
  • Action - Referral form completed by Care Coordinator and sent to Pod along with up-to-date Risk Assessment, CPA care plan, covering letter and confirmation of eligibility.
  • Response - Development Worker allocated to individual.

Moving forward

First planning meeting at The Pod - Social Brokerage and Development Worker relationship explained in greater detail. Individual, Care Coordinator and Development Worker must be present to discuss desired outcomes and reason for referral.

The Development Workers relationship with the individual continues over a series of meetings on an appointment basis, over a fixed timeframe.

The Care Coordinator is involved throughout the length of time that the Pod works with a person and may need to attend milestone meetings and support Direct Payment applications.

If you are a Care Coordinator and you would like to refer a person you are currently working with, please complete The Pod referral form.

The Pod

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

Email: [email protected]

The Pod
31 Far Gosford Street

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