STRUCTURE: North East Lincolnshire mental health services will officially become NAViGO Health and Social Care Community Interest Company on 1 April.

The “right to request” social enterprise will split from North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus.

The move to social enterprise has been approved by the Care Trust Plus, North East Lincolnshire Council and the strategic health authority NHS East Midlands.

Kevin Bond, current director of mental health at the Care Trust Plus and chief executive of NAViGO, said: “Through the hard work and dedication of our staff these services have become top performers in areas such as in-patient dignity feedback, length of stay and also outperform many others in terms of employment, accommodation and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies through our highly successful Open Minds centres.

“The launch of NAViGO will help us to build on these successes and put more control into the hands of the people who know our services best: our staff and service users/carers through our membership.”

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