Who we are
Our vision is that people who use our services will have the best possible prospect of recovery.
This vision is underpinned by four strategic aims, categorised under three headings Excellence, Innovation and Growth. Our focus is on providing high quality, safe and innovative care to our patients and their families.
We provide mental health and substance misuse services to people living within the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. We treat 97% of people in the community and work hard to reduce the need for hospital admissions.
In all we have 90 different services, based in 40 locations, with more than 1,400 staff providing treatment and care to approximately 30,000 people per year. Our income is £138 million per annum.
C&I covers an area with a rich mix of diverse ethnic and social backgrounds, from wealthy celebrities, politicians and overseas visitors at one extreme to areas of poverty and social housing at the other. In fact there is such a mix of populations that more than 290 languages are spoken by the people we serve.
Our area has some of the highest needs for mental health services within the United Kingdom, with a high prevalence of psychotic and non-psychotic mental health problems. Therefore staff work in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure a rounded and complete approach to treatment and recovery. We often do this by working together with agencies, local authorities, and the voluntary sector.
In 2008 we became the first Care Trust to successfully achieve Foundation Trust status, which gives us greater autonomy on how we manage our finances and provide care.
Recovery is our business.