East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT)

East London NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of mental health, community health, primary care, wellbeing and inpatient services to young people, working age adults and older adults across the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton.

East London NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as East London and The City University Mental Health NHS Trust) was formed in April 2000.

The new ELFT brought together mental health services from three community trusts in Tower Hamlets, Newham, The City and Hackney; pooling resources and much of London’s major mental health expertise to become one of the UK’s largest specialist NHS providers.

The Trust's vision is to make a positive difference in people's lives. We will do this by providing the highest quality mental health and community care to our local communities.

In order to achieve this and demonstrate our values, we work together as a team with our service users, carers, and partners. We actively make continuous improvements in order to deliver the highest quality services. We encourage research and innovation to find new and better ways of treating people and keeping them healthy and well. We then share what we learn to benefit as many people as possible.  

Our main priorities in delivering our vision are: 

  1. enhancing service user satisfaction
  2. boosting staff satisfaction 
  3. maintaining financial viability 

Where to find East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT)

Living in London

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