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Our Localities

NELFT provides an extensive range of integrated community and mental health services for people living in the London boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Barnet, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and community health services across Brentwood, Basildon and Thurrock. We also provide emotional wellbeing mental health services for young people and child and adolescent mental health services across Kent and Medway.

We care for a population of over 4.3 million, employing approximately 6,000 staff across our 201 bases in London, Essex Kent and Medway. Find out more about our locations here.

We invest a lot in equality and diversity making sure the workforce is as representative as the patients we look after this gives me a sense of belonging and is one of the reasons I love being at NELFT so much.

– Silobile Moyo, Community Rehab Lead

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I am so proud to work in a career I love.
I am so proud to work in the NELFT community.

– Georgina, Senior Occupational Therapist

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I’m really supported in my current team from accessing training and professional development to socialising. I’m lucky enough to call many of my colleagues friends and we enjoy socialising when we are able to.

– Jacqui Moody, Occupational Therapist

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I’ve been at NELFT for 20 years, I’ve stayed in NELFT for as long as I have because the values of this organisation are in line with my own beliefs, putting people first, prioritising quality, are key to the way I work and live. Everything we do at NELFT is about making a difference to the population we serve.

-Wellington Makala, Executive Chief Nurse.

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Training is encouraged and well supported across the trust and everyone has great development opportunities, particularly with pilot projects, interim roles and external training.

-Nick Bertram, Occupational Therapist  

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NELFT are as committed to the staff as they are to the patients, there’s a strong emphasis on looking after our own mental health and you can access things like support groups and yoga sessions which really helps.

– Rukshana, Occupational Therapist

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Every day is different and that’s one of things I love about this job. You never know what you’re coming into, but you always feel supported by the wider team to make those big decisions for your patients.

-Catherine Manderson, Crisis Team Manager, Kent & Medway.

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OUR LOCALITIES

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A&RD

The Acute and Rehabilitation Directorate is a mental health and physical health service that supports our service users within the Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest areas.
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Barking & Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham is at the heart of London’s accelerating growth with planning permission for up to 10,800 new homes, excellent transport networks, as well as shopping, community and leisure facilities.
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Essex

As a place to live, Essex is one of those rare places that offers something for everyone. There’s miles of beautiful coastline dotted with seaside resorts whilst the bright lights of London are still within easy reach.
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Havering

Havering is a borough proud of its heritage, thriving community and the quality of life it offers. From skills development, to indulging a love of culture and entertainment  - it is all here for you in Havering.
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Kent & Medway

The home county is one of the most popular to commute in and out of and is also home to some of the UK’s best beaches and a variety of towns and villages, from historic Canterbury to coastal Margate.
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Redbridge

With many independent shops and restaurants, as well as frequent transport links to London and Essex, Redbridge is an area where the city meets suburbia with something to offer everyone.
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Waltham Forest

Skirting the North-East side of London, Waltham Forest  is one of the greenest boroughs North of the River Thames and is made up of three neighbourhoods.