The Older Adults Therapeutic Service (OATS) is built on principles of recovery through community connection, and therapeutic and meaningful support (including from peers). A Black Country hub with support available in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton means people will have a choice about where they access groups and 1-1 interventions. 

The service receives referrals for:

  • Older adults under the care of the enhanced community mental health team for older adults (ECMHTOA)
  • People of any age with a diagnosis of dementia from Memory Assessment Services or local partner dementia services 

The service offers an assessment at home to establish a person's therapeutic needs and then offers time limited specialised interventions within OATS or connects the person to a group/community organisation- wherever is best placed to meet the needs identified. 


Blakenall Village Centre



Tel: 0121 803 2345

Referral forms can be emailed to: