As part of our mission to become a leading provider of excellent mental health services, we are applying to become a foundation trust (FT).

NHS foundation trusts are a type of NHS organisation created to move decision making from central government to local organisations and communities.

FTs are still part of the NHS and provide healthcare according to core NHS principles – free care, based on need and not ability to pay.

Foundation trust status makes it easier for the people who use NHS services, their friends and family, our staff, our community and partner organisations to have more influence in helping to improve services. It also provides greater freedom to invest and manage finances in a way that benefits local people.

The process

To achieve FT status, we need a membership that reflects our community.

We’ve been running many activities to inform our community about mental health issues, recruiting members to our trust in the process. We also work with Time to Change, the national mental health anti-discrimination campaign.

Become a member of our trust


Our timetable has been delayed due to the newly designed Care Quality Commission (CQC) model.

Find out more

If you have any questions about our foundation trust application, please get in touch:


Tel: 020 8354 8452