Monroe House in Dundee is an independent hospital which provides assessment and intervention for men and women who have a learning disability and complex needs including people who have mental health problems and behaviours that challenge services.
The people who use Monroe House services may be admitted directly from the community or be stepping down from a more restrictive setting. Monroe house is comprised of two services. Etive offers more intensive support for up to 12 people and Anoach which prepares up to 12 service users who are moving towards residential or supported living provision.
At Monroe House 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. We are committed to the principle of planning for discharge at the point of admission. There is full access to clinical and therapeutic specialist support to enable us to deliver creative, flexible and effective responses to individual need.
Our multi-professional team includes nurses, psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. Using validated tools such as the Life Star™ we have a purposeful approach to measuring outcomes and ensuring that our interventions are evidence based,effective and person centred.
Service users are encouraged to identify and achieve their own goals and aspirations using person centred thinking and approaches. Individuals are encouraged to take part in activities using the activities programme. This aims 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.
The team at Monroe House are keen to ensure that service users are a part of their local community and can access education, employment and other day opportunities. The service has good access to public transport, local shops, parks and amenities and is just over 3 miles from the centre of Dundee.