A 6-bed locked unit for adults who are recovering from an acquired / traumatic brain injury and require on-going programmes of care in a transitional environment to help them reintegrate in to community.
Berkeley Lodge is an adult Transitional Living unit, located in a quiet residential area close to Northampton town centre. We provide continuous support and interventions to address a range of behavioural and cognitive issues, and test people’s on-going recovery in a community setting, and in a group environment.
Our patients develop a framework of skills that allows them to re-integrate with their community
From the moment of admission our team focus on individual goal-planning with each patient, and agree on specific behaviours to develop or reduce.
Our community-based structure further supports patient progress by testing and consolidating their daily living skills, cognition and behavioural management in a safe environment, with the support of a full MDT. They can then continue their recovery back in their local area.
We support adults who are aged over 18 and have:
Our therapeutic programme is designed to create a reinforcing environment where individuals experience success through achievable goals and regular opportunities for learning. Within Berkeley Lodge the emphasis is on experiencing community-based living and testing progress in a patient's recovery.
In partnership with patients our MDT construct programmes of enablement that allow progress through our system of units to a place of least restriction, and utilise a full range of psychological and occupational therapy programmes which:
> are highly structured and tailored to the individual
> provide constant guidance and support
> reinforce appropriate behaviour and skills
> cater for those with intensive, complex acute needs
> support patients towards the end of their recovery journey
> are delivered by an extensive full-time team
> offer individual and group therapy experiences
> address functional and behavioural issues
> support communication, movement, self-care, dis-inhibition and aggression
The goals of interventions at Berkeley Lodge are to help patients prepare for community re-integration and greater independence, and to:
> ensure the safety of the patient and others
> provide a MDT assessment strengths and needs
> provide a formulation plan that will inform risk management and care planning
> offer the optimal opportunities for positive behaviour and achievement of skills
> offer individual and group therapies
> ensure skill development and an enhanced quality of life
> support a move to a less secure setting / closer to their own home
Our unit environment is designed to support the therapeutic and social needs of our patients, and includes;
Patients also have access to our 140-acre campus, including;
Our Discharge Co-ordinators begins discharge planning from the point of admission. Working with our clinical and social work teams they formulate plans and liaise with appropriate case managers to support a smooth transition.
Typically patients will spend 9-18 months on Berkeley Lodge before moving along our care pathway to a less-restrictive environment or returning to their home area.