Old Leigh House
Location: Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
Number of beds: 7
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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.
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.