REFERRALS

Orb is an approved provider to North Yorkshire County Council Health and Adult Services, works closely with the Community Mental Health Teams and local GP practices and can accept referrals from all of these – though level of support and access to services may vary.

Support is currently charged at £30 for a 1:1 session or for a group half day session. Some sessions are provided free depending upon current funding. Some individuals may be subject to a financial assessment by the local authority and be asked to contribute from their personal budget.

Individual Budget and Personal Payments

Those paying for their own care or accessing an Individual Budget from Health and Adult Services or elsewhere can also access Orb’s service. Support is currently charged at £30 for a 1:1 session or for a group half day session. Some sessions are provided free depending upon current funding. All sessions are billed for on a monthly basis in arrears.

GP Referrals  

Orb is accepting referrals from GP practices both in Knaresborough and the wider Harrogate District, including Ripon. Access to services is limited to free sessions with non-statutory funding. Referral is by GP Practice referral letter which we can arrange.

Self Referrals

Orb welcomes enquiries from individuals looking for support and can support them to seek an appropriate referral.

If in any doubt, please get in touch, we’ll be happy to discuss the options currently available.

REPORTS, DOCUMENTS & ACCOUNTS

Orb’s Outcomes Focus

Orb is an Outcomes Focused organisation with a clear Aim, associated Outcomes and related activities designed to deliver better mental health and improved life opportunities for those affected by metal ill-health. This framework is closely aligned to the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, a non-clinical approach to well-being developed by the New Economics Foundation and promoted by national charity Mind and NHS England. The Orb Outcomes Pyramid aims to capture this approach and informs all our work.

Orb Community Arts

Reports & Accounts

Orb’s most recent accounts and reports are downloadable here

Orb 2017 Accounts

External Matrix Report Jan 2016