Rapid Response


The Rapid Response Service for North East Lincolnshire assesses people in health or social care crisis and co-ordinates a rapid support service that responds to your needs.

The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and aims to treat and support you in your own home, reducing the need for people to be admitted unnecessarily to hospital or nursing /residential home.

The service includes:

  • Assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Team based in A&E to facilitate support in the community to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.
  • Specialist overnight care team for people with advanced progressive illnesses
  • Therapists
  • Medical supervision and assessment
  • Direct access to a 24 hour crisis Intervention team which includes a visiting night service to ensure people remain stable and safe at home.

Rapid Response is made up of multi skilled practitioners, identifiable by their light purple uniform:

  • Nurses (Including Independent Nurse Prescribers)
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Assistant Practitioners
  • Social Care Responders
  • Coordinators

If following an assessment you aren't able to remain at home you may be offered a short term placement in the Beacon Nursing and Enablement Unit or in a nursing or residential home.

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