Hospital

  • Christmas Card 1The annual Danshell Christmas Card competition has seen over 120 cards flying in to the York Central Support Office, filling the place with glitter and colour. Service user representatives from around the country came to York to help with our jolly judging day, dressed in their best Christmas jumpers.

  • DSC 0494 Web SizeMembers of the team at our services across the East Midlands are celebrating after receiving multiple nominations at prestigious regional and national awards.

  • DSC 0332 800x536Our teams in the West Midlands have been recognised for the outstanding quality of the support given to people with learning disabilities and autism with a clutch of national award nominations.

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    Our fantastic teams have again been recognised for the outstanding support we provide for people with learning disabilities and autism.

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    Bostall House


    Bostall Outside Web sizeLocation: Abbey Wood   
    Number of beds: 6   
    Gender: Male   
    Age: 18+
    Service: Hospital 

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    Manager:
    Elizabeth Ughu  

    Elizabeth Ughu 2017
            

    Bostall House
    Bostall Heath, Knee Hill Road
    Abbey Wood SE2 0AT
    0208 319 7954

             
    Case Study 7
      

    Bostall House is an Independent Hospital for Men Living with a Learning Disability 

    Based in Abbey Wood, London, Bostall House provides assessment and intervention for up to six men living with a learning disability and associated complex needs. The service can also support those who have mental health needs and complex needs and behaviours.

    Bostall House is a spacious detached property, surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens. Service users have a choice of lounges and communal areas to relax in, as well as the benefit of a private garden to the rear of the house.

    When people come to Bostall House, we find out how they would like to personalise their room and we support them to make it their own. We also like to find out what they like to do and what interests them. People are supported to plan menus, shop and prepare food to increase their daily living skills in readiness for moving on.

    Bostall House is located in Abbey Wood, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and is easily accessible from many local areas. There are local bus routes and Abbey Wood station is a ten minute walk away, with central London only 30 minutes away by train. Bostall House is ideally located near several notable places of interest, including Danson Park, and the Royal Museums Greenwich.

    There is a large and varied choice of local community activities, which include bowling, the local gym, cafes and shops. Service users are also supported to access education at local colleges and have paid or voluntary work placements to increase their independence.

    Our goal is to enable people to structure their time; build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, selfcare, work and leisure as appropriate to their individual needs.

    People come to Bostall House from a home environment, supported living or residential service due to an illness or a crisis in their life. They may also come following a stay at an NHS or other specialist service including a secure service.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Bostall House 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.

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    Cedar Vale


    2011 0921CBValeCedar0035 Web SizeLocation: East Bridgford    
    Number of beds: 14     
    Gender: Male     
    Age: 18+
    Service: Hospital 

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    Manager:
    Daniel Cox-Stone

    Daniel Cox Stone 2017
             

    Cedar Vale
    93 Kneeton Road, East Bridgford
    Nottinghamshire NG13 8PJ
    01949 829 378

           
    Case Study 5
     

    Cedar Vale is an Independent Hospital for men living with autism and learning disabilities

    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.

    Our Model of Care

    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.

  • Cedar ValeCedar Vale hospital in East Bridgford, near Nottingham has been undergoing redevelopment over the last few months, and now the work is complete, we’d like to tell you about everything that’s been going on.

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    Chesterholme


    Chesterholme 3 Web SizeLocation: Hexham     
    Number of beds: 16     
    Gender: Mixed      
    Age: 18+
    Service: Hospital 

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    Manager:
    Jamie Speight   

    Jamie Speight 2017 
          

    Chesterholme
    Anick Road, Hexham
    Northumberland NE46 4JR
    01434 600 980

                
    Case Study 2
     

    Chesterholme is an Independent Hospital for adults living with a learning disability

    Based in the picturesque town of Hexham in Northumberland, Chesterholme provides assessment and intervention for up to 16 men and women living with a learning disability and complex needs. The team can also support those who have mental health needs, including those who have been detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have complex needs and behaviours.

    Within Chesterholme there are two follow-on services, which offer a choice between a three and a four bed self-contained apartments. This provides a care pathway from the main hospital to a service that focuses and promotes greater independence in preparation for moving on to either a residential or a supported living setting.

    The hospital is purpose built and each person has their own bedroom with en-suite facilities, which they are supported to personalise. Accommodation is generous and the people we support can choose gender specific lounges and a choice of two dining areas. There are three private gardens, each offering different areas for people to relax or take part in other outdoor interests.

    Chesterholme has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. There are a number of rooms at Chesterholme which are dedicated to activities and supporting life skills in readiness for people moving on. There is a life skills kitchen which is easily accessible for people wanting to make their own drinks, prepare or cook food for themselves or their visitors should they wish to. There is a large art room where people can enjoy a range of creative table top crafts, and a games room which boasts a pool table for the more competitive. We have a relaxation room and a pamper room which are both available to all the people we support.

    At Chesterholme, our focus is on rehabilitation and the improvement of the health and well-being of service users, developing trusting relationships and attaining positive outcomes.

    People may come to Chesterholme for a number of reasons, including coming from a home environment, supported living or residential service due to an illness or a crisis in their life, or they may come following a stay at an NHS or other specialist service, including secure services.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Chesterholme 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.

  • LD WinnerAmy Childs, our Consultant Nurse for the Midlands region, has received national recognition as a winner at the prestigious National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards 2017.

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    Danshell has been officially recognised nationally for the outstanding support our services provide for people with learning disabilities and autism.

  • Newbus Grange exterior 1Noel* is a gentleman with a diagnosis of a learning disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down’s Syndrome and epilepsy. Noel* is very sensitive to change with all aspects of his day to day life, and changes can increase his stress and anxiety.

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    Our award-winning Consultant Nurse Amy Childs has received further recognition after being named as ‘Rising Star’ at the prestigious LaingBuisson awards.

  • DSC 0429 Web SizeAfter the success of last year’s Danshell Olympics Midlands Sports Day, Cate Ball, Toller Road’s Manager, and Activity Co-Ordinator Penny Robinson, were determined to make this year’s event even bigger and better. Each service was allocated tasks to bring the day together, with the service users helping out.

  • Wast HillsWast Hills Hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham has been recognised for its excellence at the national Autism Professional Awards.

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    We are delighted to announce that Newbus Grange in Darlington, is celebrating after receiving Quality Network for Inpatient Learning Disability Services (QNLD) accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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    Newbus Grange


    Newbus Grange exterior 1Location: Neasham, Darlington    
    Number of beds: 17     
    Gender: Male     
    Age: 18+
    Service: Hospital 

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    Manager:
    Hazel Southern  

    Hazel Southern 2017
             

    Newbus Grange
    Hurworth Road, Neasham
    Darlington DL2 1PE
    01325 721 951

                    
    Case Study 5
     

    Newbus Grange is an Independent Hospital for men living with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs

    Based in the beautiful countryside near Darlington, County Durham, Newbus Grange provides assessment and intervention for up to 17 men living with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. The team can also support individuals who may have been detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have complex behaviours, or who have significant difficulties with social engagement.

    Newbus Grange provides a structured, positive, empathic and low-arousal environment with good links to home, the community and outside agencies. At the end of 2017, Newbus Grange received two national accreditations. The first was the Accreditation for Inpatient Learning Disability Mental Health Services (AIMS-LD) from the Quality Network for Inpatient Learning Disability Services (QNLD) by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The second accreditation was made to Newbus Grange by the National Autistic Society (NAS). Both of these accreditations made comment to the fantastic person-centred approach at Newbus Grange that is supported by the innovative model of care, Personal PATHS. This ensures the focus remains entirely on enabling the people they support to have the highest quality of life, choice, independence and happiness.

    Newbus Grange is an impressive period property situated in a quiet semi-rural location. The service is accessed via a picturesque tree-lined driveway and is set in its own extensive grounds. Within Newbus Grange there are many good sized living areas that people can choose to use. Other facilities include a sensory room, a sensory bathroom, massage therapy room, a well-stocked arts and crafts room and a music and movement room. In addition, there is a life skills kitchen, where people are supported to make their own drinks and prepare food for themselves and visitors.

    Within the grounds there is an allotment, which is looked after by the people who use the service, a greenhouse, sensory garden, trim trail and cycle path. Newbus Grange also has fishing rights for an area of the River Tees close by. There is a large lawn with patio and seating areas for people and their visitors to enjoy.

    Within walking distance of Newbus Grange are the beautiful villages of Neasham and Hurworth-on-Tees, where riverside walks and picnics are popular. Hurworth-on-Tees also offers the usual local amenities including a pharmacy, convenience store, pubs and restaurants. Newbus Grange sponsors the annual Hurworth Country Fair, where they are always made welcome by the local village and other visitors to the event.

    Service users can also visit nearby Darlington, where there are many community and autism friendly activities for people to access, including leisure centres, a cinema, a theatre, markets, shops and cafes.

    Newbus Grange has dedicated Activity Coordinators who support service users 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.

    People come to Newbus Grange from a home environment, supported living or residential service due to an illness or a 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.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Newbus Grange 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.

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    Service users and staff at Newbus Grange, one of our services near Darlington, have shown their charitable spirit and raised more than £5,000 for good causes during 2016.

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    Old Leigh House


    Picture 091 Web SizeLocation: Leigh-on-Sea, Essex    
    Number of beds: 7   
    Gender: Male   
    Age: 18+
    Service: Hospital 

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    Manager:
    Priscilla Hamilton     

    Priscilla Hamilton 2017
          

    Old Leigh House
    3 Old Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea
    Essex SS9 1LB
    01702 711 111

               
    Case Study 2
     

    Old Leigh House is an Independent Hospital for men living with a learning disability

    Located in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, near Southend-on-Sea, Old Leigh House provides assessment and intervention for up to seven men who are living with a learning disability and complex needs, or with a forensic history. The team can also support those who have mental and physical health needs, as well as complex behaviours.

    Old Leigh House is a large semi-detached house, overlooking a park in a residential area of Leigh-on-Sea. The service has a choice of lounges and communal areas for people to choose from and a small garden at the back of the house. The house has been specially adapted and has an accessibility lift for those people who come to us with mobility needs. 

    The service is not far away from the sea front and the beaches of Southend, Thorpe Bay and Shoeburyness East Beach, as well as the town of Old Leigh. Service users can enjoy a wide range of activities at the seaside towns nearby, with many coastal walks to enjoy. They can also visits the shops or take part in local activities, such as bowling, going to the theatre, visiting the zoo, go karting, taking a trip to the local airport or going to the cinema. They can also take the short journey to London to go sightseeing.

    Old Leigh House has a dedicated Occupational Therapist and Activity Coordinator who support service users 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.

    People come to Old Leigh House from a home environment, supported living or residential service due to an illness or a crisis in their life. They may also come following a stay at an NHS or other specialist learning disability service, including a secure service.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Old Leigh House 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.

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