Yew Trees is an independent hospital situated in the village of Kirby-Le-Soken, Essex. It provides assessment and intervention for up to ten women who are living with a learning disability and complex needs. People who have additional mental and physical health needs and behaviours that are perceived to be challenging can also be supported at Yew Trees. The service can also support people who have been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Yew Trees has two elements: which supports women with a learning disability and complex needs. A self-contained bespoke apartment offering 24 hour care and support for one female who requires more intensive support. Yew Trees is located in a quiet village location, it is a large house set in its own grounds within the community. There is a private and spacious garden to the back of the house for people to enjoy. Everyone has their own room and there is a choice of lounges and communal areas for people to use.
The people who come to Yew Trees are encourage and supported to access the local community. When people come toYew Trees it may be for the following reasons; they could be coming from a home environment, supported living or from a residential service due to an illness or a crisis in their life. They may be moving on from a placement at an NHS or other specialist learning disability service, or following a stay at a secure unit. At Yew Trees we believe that everyone should be treated as a full and valued member of their community with the same rights as everyone else. Therefore, our focus is on rehabilitation and the improvement of the health and well-being of service users, developing trusting relationships and attaining positive outcomes. Service users are encouraged to identify and achieve their own personal aspirations using person centred thinking and approaches. At Yew Trees we work hard with the people, their families and those closest to them to find out what is important to them and what their hopes and dreams for the future are. This is part of our commitment to use every opportunity we can to hear and act on the views of those we support and those who know and care about them best.
About Yew Trees
Yew Trees is a period art deco property close to Clacton beach and offers the people we serve spacious accommodation. There are local village shops and amenities within walking distance. Yew Trees has transport which people can use for activities and to access the local community, along with local public transport links. There is plenty of choice for outdoor leisure activities in the area including a swimming pool, colleges and a gym. There is an activity room where people can enjoy a range of indoor activities including music, arts and crafts, and relaxation sessions. When people come to Yew Trees we ask them how they would like to personalise their room and we support them to do that.
Our goal is to enable people to structure their time; build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure as appropriate to their individual needs. Community based activities give people opportunities to meet others, experience new activities, participate in leisure activities and practice social skills. Activities depend on individual preferences and can include a variety of community based and educational choices.
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