Location: East Bridgford
Number of beds: 14
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Cedar Vale is an Independent Hospital for men living with autism
Situated in East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, Cedar Vale provides assessment and intervention for up to 14 men living with autism and learning disabilities. The team can support people who are detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have complex needs and behaviours, or who have significant difficulties with social engagement.
Cedar Vale is an impressive period property, situated on the edge of a picturesque village in its own extensive grounds.
The service consists of three distinct areas to support individuals with different levels of need.
- An apartment area has been developed within the hospital to accommodate up to six people. Bedrooms are all en-suite, there is a separate lounge along with a fully equipped life skills kitchen.
- On the first floor there are five large bedrooms each with en-suite facilities. This part of the service is aimed at service users who require a high level of support.
- In addition, there are three bedrooms centrally located on the ground floor. This area consists of an en-suite bedroom with its own lounge and access to a private garden, as well as two further en-suite rooms with shared access to a lounge and life skills kitchen.
Each of these areas are aimed at providing the individuals with an environment that will support them for moving on to more independent living.
Within the service there are a number of communal lounges and dining areas that provide a choice of dining experiences, as well as more opportunities for service users to socialise or have quiet time away from others. Other facilities include a recently expanded and upgraded sensory room, a large garden and skills rooms. Everyone has their own bedroom with en-suite facilities and they are encouraged to personalise their bedrooms.
Cedar Vale is within walking distance of many local amenities. Further afield, people can enjoy going to the library, shopping centres, cinemas and swimming pools. Service users are supported to visit other nearby places of leisure and interest.
Cedar Vale has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports people to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their 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.
Cedar Vale provides person centred assessment and support plans for each individual. The team uses environmental tuning to increase interactions with others, and to enable a smooth adaptation between the individual and their surroundings.
Service users are admitted to Cedar Vale from a variety of different settings. This could be from a home environment, supported living or residential service. It could be due to placement breakdown, deterioration in mental health, illness or other crisis in their life. They may also come following a stay at an NHS or other specialist autism or learning disability service, including a secure service.
Within Cedar Vale we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.
1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
3. Therapeutic Outcomes
4. Healthy Lifestyles
5. Safe Services
We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.