​​​Enabling Assessment Service London

I am a social worker by background and I have worked in homelessness and mental health since 1994.

Between 1999 and 2013 I worked for what is now Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, where I was a senior social worker, managed a multi-disciplinary mental health team, developed new services and supported staff training and development. I was warranted as an Approved Mental Health Professional between 2004 and 2014.

From 2010 to 2012 I was the key figure developing and providing the mental health input to the No Second Night Out project’s first assessment hub.

EASL staff

What we do

Previously I worked in Nigeria developing a community psychiatric program, and in London for a large homeless charity, St Mungo’s.

In 2001, with a group of others, I founded Amaudo UK, a charity supporting mental health projects in Africa; I remain actively involved and was previously a trustee and Chair of Trustees.

I work four days a week for Easl, and remain involved in direct assessments and training as well as in management and development of the organization. On my other day I remain in involved in statutory work related to the Mental Health Act 1983.

On behalf of Easl I have provided training around Mental Health Act Assessments and Homeless People to Local Authority employed social workers across London boroughs and in many parts of the country.

What we do

Barney Wells, Director, Social Worker