Xyla supports West Midlands Authority

A West Midlands Local Authority approached us because they had a considerable Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) waiting list and were looking for support to reduce this in the run-up to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS). DoLS Assessments enable individuals at risk of having their liberty deprived to have a legal framework around them and protect the authority against litigation and proceedings for these cases.

We virtually completed 403 Mental Health Assessments and 381 Best Interests Assessments for individuals in care homes and hospitals whilst screening out 284 cases that were no longer needed, at no additional cost to the authority. We completed these assessments over three months, successfully reducing the authority’s waiting list and providing the authority with the capacity to continue preparations for the implementation of LPS.

Xyla, part of Acacium Group is one of the largest commissioned providers of managed social work services in the UK. Our tailored, bespoke services provide local authorities and health trusts with the expertise, resource and support needed to achieve excellent outcomes. Working in partnership we create high quality, cost effective and sustainable solutions. For more information please get in touch.