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Manchester Users Network. How To get Help Over Christmas and the New Year 2016/17 : Crisis teams can give urgent help to people who have a mental health problem. You can call NHS 111. The line is for when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. You can call 111 […]
Less than two years ago, 50-year-old David tried to take his own life in a council house in Salford. You can still see the scars when he stretches out his arm to light a roll-up cigarette.
“Everything just builds up after a while. I was walking around thinking where I was going to get money from, what [was] I going to do about the kids, how was I going to survive?” says David, as his two daughters sit quietly next to him on the sofa. “I’ve been through the bins and all sorts, trying to make ends meet. I’m not proud of it, but needs must at times.”
HEALTH and social care teams will try to reduce the number of hospital admissions in two new pilot schemes.
People more likely to be taken to hospital — such as the elderly or those with long-term conditions — will be identified by Integrated Neighbourhood Teams (INTs) in Bolton.
The pilot schemes are a joint project between Bolton Council, the Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and Greater Manchester West NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust as part of the new “integrated” health care system.
Council chiefs say there are more than 44,000 people aged 65 and over in Bolton, and more than 13,000 of these are at risk of developing future health and social care needs.