East London NHS Foundation Trust

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East London NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services.

The Trust is making a difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing them with much-needed mental health and community healthcare services and support. 

Key to this is our commitment to help and support people, so they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives. We are successful at what we do but want to build and improve to provide the very best for our service users and carers. Their needs matter most and are at the heart of everything the Trust does.  

It is our vision to deliver the highest quality mental health and community care to our local communities. The Trust's values are at the heart of everything we do and underpin our vision.

Our values are:

  • We care
  • We respect
  • We are inclusive

Our main priorities in delivering our vision and values are: 

  • To improve service user satisfaction 
  • To improve staff satisfaction 
  • To maintain financial viability 

We are recognised as a centre of excellence for innovation and improvement. Our extensive work in research and education has led to a number of pioneering health solutions, giving us a strong academic reputation. The Trust has university status and is linked with the University of London, City University and South Bank University.

Visit our website for details of our services, staff vacancies, research and how you can get involved with our Trust.

Departments and services

For information about all our services, their contact details and maps, please go to our Services Directory on our website.

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

Forensic Services and the forensic personality disorder service are also provided to Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge, and Waltham Forest.

We provide Psychological Therapies in Newham and Richmond, Luton and Bedfordshire.

We provide Speech and Language Therapies to young people in Barnet, and Drug and Alcohol services in Redbridge

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient services serves North London and the South of England.

Our specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.

Latest news

Trust News

Please view our news page on the Trust website for the latest updates about ELFT

Last updated on 07 July 2017.

CQC Formally Announce ELFT Outstanding Rating

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today (01/09/2016) published their inspection report on our Trust. The Trust was rated Outstandin in the report. We are the only mental health and community trust in London and the East Of England to have been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating. This outcome is a reflection of the skills and passion that all of our staff demonstrate every day and the great care that they provide to our patients and local community. There is still a lot of work to do and the report has spurred us on to continue to imporove. Over the coming months we will update you on the ways that we are doing this. The full report is attached.

Associated document

Full CQC Report (.pdf, 688.74 KB)

Last updated on 01 September 2016.

Last updated on 24 December 2020.

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