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  • Award Success for Danshell Midlands Region

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

  • Bostall House

    Bostall House Independent Hospital
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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
            

    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.

  • Cedar Vale

    Cedar Vale Independent Hospital
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    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
             

    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

    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.

  • Chesterholme

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

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    Manager:
    Jamie Speight   

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    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.

  • Danshell Consultant Nurse Wins National Award

    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.

  • Fantastic National Award Success

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

  • Midlands Services Compete in 'Four Nations'

    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.

  • National Accreditation for Newbus Grange in Darlington

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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.

  • Newbus Grange

    Newbus Grange Independent Hospital
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    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
             

    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. Newbus Grange is registered with the National Autistic Society (NAS) and working towards NAS accreditation which provides an autism-specific quality assurance programme for organisations throughout the UK and across the world.

    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 two 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.

  • Old Leigh House

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

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    Manager:
    Sibusiso Mudimbu   

    Sibusiso Mudimbu
          

    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.

  • Praise for London Specialist Hospital in Latest Inspection

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    Bostall House, our independent hospital in Abbey Wood, has received an overall ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following its latest inspection and continues to provide effective specialist assessment and support for men living with a learning disability and complex needs.

  • Recruitment Day in Dundee

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    Come to our open day for Wallace Hospital, our newly refurbished hospital for people with a learning disability in Dundee!

  • Second National Accreditation for Newbus Grange Autism Hospital

    NewbusNewbus Grange Specialist Autism Hospital in Darlington is celebrating after receiving Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society.

  • Thors Park

    Thors Park Independent Hospital
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    Thors Park March 2016 094 Edit Web Version SmallLocation: Thorrington, Essex   
    Number of beds: 14   
    Gender: Male    
    Age: 18+
    Service: Hospital 

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    Manager:
    Jay Wright      

    Jay Wright  
            

    Thors Park
    Brightlingsea Road, Thorrington
    Essex CO7 8JJ
    01206 306 166

       
    Case Study 1
     

    Thors Park is an Independent Hospital for men living with a learning disability

    Based in Thorrington, North East Essex, Thors Park provides support and treatment for men with learning disabilities and complex needs. The team can also support people who have additional mental and physical health needs, and those who have been detained under the Mental Health Act.

    Thors Park is set in extensive grounds accessed via a private lane in the heart of the Essex countryside. The service has its own care pathway on-site from more support, through to more independent living. This comprises of three elements:

    • There is an eight bed service that provides assessment and intervention for men with learning disabilities, complex needs and behaviours. Generous living areas enable everyone the opportunity to spend time alone or with others.
    • For individuals who require more intensive support there are four self-contained, bespoke apartments delivering 24 hour care and support within a structured and therapeutic environment. Each apartment has its own en-suite bedroom, living and kitchen facilities and access to private outdoor space.
    • Finally there are two bespoke single person apartments that provide a more independent living environment. These apartments each have their own front door, lounge, personalised bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom, as well as a kitchen to help promote independent living skills. These apartments are situated within Thors Park’s extensive grounds and have access to a private patio area and secure garden.

    When people come to Thors Park we ask them how they would like to personalise their bedroom and we support them to express their individuality. There are a number of rooms at Thors Park which are dedicated to activities and supporting life skills in readiness for people moving on. There is a life skills kitchen for people wanting to prepare or cook food for themselves or their visitors. There is a large art room where people can enjoy a range of creative table top crafts, in addition to a games room and an IT room. The grounds at Thors Park are extensive and there are plenty of outdoor activities available for people to enjoy. Patio and seating areas for service users and their visitors to enjoy are a popular choice.

    Thors Park is located in the small village of Thorrington, which has a few local amenities, including a shop and a post office. The service is a short drive from both Colchester and Clacton where there are plenty more community facilities for people to access, including leisure centres, social clubs, shops, colleges, and work placement settings. Thors Park takes full advantage of its picturesque surroundings; there are many outdoor leisure choices including walks and visits to the nearby Brightlingsea beach.

    Thors Park 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. 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 Thors Park 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 Thors Park 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.

  • Wallace Hospital

    Wallace Independent Hospital
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    Wallace211 Web sizeLocation: Dundee      
    Number of beds: 10   
    Gender: Mixed    
    Age: 18+
    Service: Hospital

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    Manager:
    Ashley Fraser-Green   

    Ashley Fraser Green
         

    Wallace Hospital
    119 Americanmuir Road
    Dundee DD3 9AG
    01382 819 910

                             
    Case Study 3
     

    Wallace Hospital is an Independent Hospital for people living with a learning disability or autism

    Situated in a residential area of Dundee, Wallace Hospital provides assessment and intervention for up to ten people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder, as well as complex needs and behaviours. The team can also support those who have additional mental or physical health needs, as well as those who have been detained under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act.

    Wallace Hospital is a detached purpose-built building with its own gardens. The independent hospital is situated on the first floor and is split into two areas:

    • Seven en-suite bedrooms with access to a number of good sized living areas to choose from, including two lounges, a dining room and a life skills kitchen for people wanting to prepare or cook food for themselves or their visitors.
    • Three enhanced support suites for those who may find it difficult to interact or live with others in close proximity. Each apartment has its own living space, kitchenette and bathroom.

    Within the grounds there is a separate building, Corbet Lodge, where people can enjoy a range of creative table top crafts and games, whilst also learning some valuable independent living skills. This area is dedicated to activities and supporting life skills in readiness for moving on.

    Wallace Hospital is located in the city of Dundee, which has an extensive array of community amenities for people to access, including leisure centres, social clubs, shops, colleges, and work placement settings. Service users can also enjoy walks and visits to the nearby botanical gardens and Discovery Quay.

    Wallace Hospital 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. 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 Wallace Hospital 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.

    Based on the ground floor of Wallace Hospital is Thistle Care Home. This new care home with nursing service has been created to provide a less restrictive community service with the unique advantage of being a nurse led step down service. Click here for more information on Thistle Care Home.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Wallace Hospital 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.

  • Wast Hills

    Wast Hills Independent Hospital
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    Wast HillsLocation: Kings Norton, Birmingham    
    Number of beds: 25     
    Gender: Mixed     
    Age: 18+
    Service: Hospital 

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    Manager:
    Victor Mudarikwa 

    Victor Mudarikwa
         

    Wast Hills
    Wast Hills Lane, Kings Norton
    Birmingham B38 9ET
    0121 458 2263

              
    Case Study 4
     

    Wast Hills is an award winning Independent Hospital for adults on the autistic spectrum with associated complex needs

    Located in Kings Norton, Birmingham, Wast Hills provides assessment and treatment for up to 25 men and women with autism, who are also living with learning disabilities and complex needs. The team can also support people who may be detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have complex behaviours, or who have significant difficulties with social engagement.

    Wast Hills is an impressive period property, set in six acres of gardens and formerly part of the Cadbury estate. The service consists of three autism provisions, which provide different levels of support depending on the individual:

    • Wast Hills House provides support for up to 15 people who are living with autism and associated complex needs, including four bespoke provisions
    • Wast Hills Lodge, which is a separate four bed service for people who are towards the end of their care pathway towards independent living
    • Wast Hills Annexe, which provides intensive therapy, treatment and support for six people who are living with complex autistic conditions

    Wast Hills provides a structured, positive, empathic and low-arousal environment with good links to home, the community and outside agencies. Wast Hills is registered with the Autism Accreditation programme, which provides an autism-specific quality assurance programme for organisations throughout the UK and across the world.

    Everyone has their own en-suite bedroom and they are encouraged and supported to personalise their own space. Within Wast Hills there are many good sized living areas and people can choose to use a gender specific lounge or be in mixed company. Other facilities include two on site sensory rooms, a computer room and two activity rooms. In addition there is a life skills kitchen where people are supported to make their own drinks and prepare food. Service users also have access to extensive outside space.

    Wast Hills is situated between Birmingham and Redditch, with many towns nearby that provide a variety of activities for service users. These include going to the cinema, swimming, enjoying the hydropool, shopping and bowling. Wast Hills is close to the M42, providing links to all over the UK. People are supported to visit local places of interest and leisure and be supported in their spiritual beliefs.

    Wast Hills has two 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 could come to any of the three Wast Hills autism provisions for a variety of reasons. They could come 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 Wast Hills 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.

  • Wast Hills is 'Outstanding'

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    We are absolutely delighted to announce that Wast Hills Hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’.

    Wast Hills is one of only a very small percentage of care services which have received the ultimate accolade from the regulator.

    Wast Hills is an independent hospital providing specialist support and services for adults on the autistic spectrum with associated complex needs.

  • Whorlton Hall

    Whorlton Hall Independent Hospital
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    Whorlton Hall exterior 1Location: Barnard Castle     
    Number of beds: 17      
    Gender: Mixed       
    Age: 18+
    Service: Hospital 

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    Manager:
    Chris Shield      

    Chris Shield 
          

    Whorlton Hall
    Whorlton Village
    County Durham DL12 8XQ
    01833 627 278

                
    Case Study 4
     

    Whorlton Hall is an Independent Hospital for adults living with a learning disability

    Located in a picturesque village near to Barnard Castle, County Durham, Whorlton Hall provides assessment and intervention for men and women living with a learning disability and complex needs. The team can also support those who have additional mental or physical health needs or complex behaviours, and also individuals who are detained under the Mental Health Act.

    Whorlton Hall is a beautiful and spacious detached, grade 2 listed period property, surrounded by stunning countryside in an idyllic village location. The service comprises of three separate elements:

    • A separate three bedroomed suite offering more intensive support and accommodation for three men. This suite has a shared lounge and dining room to help promote social skills and independent living skills.
    • Two individual bespoke apartments that give the service user the separate living space that they require. Each apartment has an en-suite, a lounge diner and one of them hosts its own separate art room.
    • 12 bedrooms each with their own en-suite facilities. Accommodation is generous and the people we support can choose between the specially designed gender specific lounges and living areas, affording them higher levels of privacy and comfort. Each person also has a choice of which dining areas they would like to use. One of the areas within the hospital hosts a separate lounge, diner and life skills kitchen, enabling people to gain the skills required for independent living allowing them to cook for and entertain their visitors.

    Other facilities include an activities hub for crafts, games and skills sessions, a recreation room with pool and table football, an IT suite and a beauty and aromatherapy room.

    When people come to Whorlton Hall we find out how they would like to personalise their bedroom and we support them to make it their own. We also like to find out what they like to do and what interests them. Whorlton Hall 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. People are also supported to plan menus, shop and prepare food with support to increase their daily living skills in readiness for moving on. Whorlton Hall is set in large grounds surrounded by lawns and seating areas. Service users enjoy using the outdoor sporting equipment including playing games of football and cricket.

    Service users have access to a Sports Coordinator, who visits weekly, educational opportunities from external sources, and volunteer projects, such as dog walking for the local dogs trust, and church activities. There are opportunities to learn new skills, gain self-confidence and take part in valuable experiences.  A wide range of regular community access is also available to service users at Whorlton Hall.

    Whorlton Hall is located in County Durham, approximately three miles east of Barnard Castle. On the edge of the river Tees, Whorlton Hall has access to all the amenities that a rural village location can offer, including a pub, church and a village hall. It is just a short drive to the medieval market town of Barnard Castle where there is a pharmacy, shops, restaurants, pubs, cafés, a leisure centre, and castle ruins containing a sensory garden.

    People come to Whorlton Hall 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 Whorlton Hall 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.

  • Yew Trees

    Yew Trees Independent Hospital
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    Yew Trees


    Yew Trees exterior 1Location: Kirby-le-Soken, Essex    
    Number of beds: 10     
    Gender: Female     
    Age: 18+
    Service: Hospital 

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    Manager: 
    Nicola Darby    

    Nicola Darby  
            

    Yew Trees
    12 The Street, Kirby-le-Soken
    Frinton-on-Sea, Essex CO13 0EE
    01255 850 990

        
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    Yew Trees is an Independent Hospital for women living with a learning disability

    Based in the village of Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, Yew Trees provides assessment and intervention for up to ten women with learning disabilities and complex needs. The team can also support people with additional mental and physical health needs, those with complex behaviours, as well as people who have been detained under the Mental Health Act.

    Yew Trees is a large period art deco property set in its own grounds within a quiet village location, offering spacious accommodation. Yew Trees consists of two elements; a nine bed provision supporting women with learning disabilities and complex needs; and a self-contained bespoke apartment offering 24 hour care and support for one lady who requires more intensive support.

    Everyone has their own room, which they are encouraged to personalise and decorate to suit their taste. There is a choice of lounges and communal areas for people to use, as well as a private and spacious garden to the back of the house, which the ladies can use to relax or for activities. There is also an activity room where people can enjoy a range of indoor activities including music, arts and crafts, and relaxation sessions. Yew Trees 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.

    The people who come to Yew Trees are encourage and supported to access the local community. There are local village shops and amenities within walking distance. Yew Trees has its own 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.

    People come to Yew Trees 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 Yew Trees 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.