Greater Manchester Integrated Healthcare Liaison and Diversion Service


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Who we are
Our Greater Manchester Integrated Healthcare Liaison and Diversion Service supports people with mental vulnerabilities who become involved with the criminal justice system across Greater Manchester.

We deliver the service in partnership with Care and Custody (Health) and Cheshire and Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company.
 
Our partnership supports people in custody, court and the community to ensure anyone involved with the criminal justice system with vulnerabilities is appropriately supported and has their health and care needs met.

We have staff based within the eight custody suites across Greater Manchester:
  • Ashton-under-Lyne custody suite
  • Bolton custody suite
  • Cheadle Heath custody suite
  • Bury custody suite
  • Longsight custody suite
  • North Manchester custody suite
  • Swinton custody suite
  • Wigan custody suite
Our health liaison and diversion facilitators carry out one-to-one assessments of people who are brought into police custody who have mental vulnerabilities. They then review their mental health needs and signpost them onto other services that will be able to help meet these needs.

Our aim is to improve the lives of people with mental vulnerabilities who become involved with the criminal justice system and reduce the chance of them offending in future.

Who is our service for?
Our service is here to support people who are brought to police custody who have vulnerabilities. This includes anything from mental illness and learning disabilities to substance misuse problems and housing issues.

How to access our service
If you are brought into police custody anywhere in Greater Manchester, you can ask to speak to a member of our team. Our staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support you. 

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Contact us
Greater Manchester Integrated Healthcare Liaison and Diversion Service
Thomas House
Hollins Park Hospital
Hollins Lane
Winwick
WA2 8WA

Tel: 01925 664 000