We care for older men (aged 55+) with enduring mental illness and complex/challenging behaviour as a result of psychotic illness, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorder and patients with cognitive impairment; with a secondary diagnosis of dementia.

Active rehabilitation and improved quality of life are achieved through a comprehensive forensic care pathway from medium to low secure and inpatient care and rehabilitation.

Berkeley Lodge manages and supports the forensic risk and presentation of the patients.   The team aims to maintain the quality of life for patients by the facilities available and the staffing who aid in maintaining this quality of life which can be key at this stage of a patients care.

The team organise a comprehensive programme of age appropriate activities which include Cognitive Stimulus Therapy (CST), leisure activities from the sports therapy team, physio as well as maintaining and developing skills for cooking and baking.

The patients are also able to access the 120 acres of green, inspiring, spacious grounds at the Northampton site, encompassing the wonderful wildlife, trees and orchard, as well as all of the other facilities available. These onsite facilities include Arts and Craft and  Workbridge which provides the opportunity to learn and develop work and life skills through a range of activities including ceramics, horticulture, woodwork, catering and design and print. Additionally patients can also use Workbridge Work and Social programme (WWASP) to experience a diverse range of tasks including producing greeting cards, carft gifts, bird boxes, ceramics and aprons.

  • males aged 55 and older (we will assess patients who are younger dependent on individual cases)
  • a primary diagnosis of mental illness
  • co-morbidities including
  • personality disorder
  • dementia
  • substance misuse
  • borderline intellectual impairment
  • development disorders
  • physical health or mobility issues
  • significant challenging/ risk behaviours
  • a forensic history
  • be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983/ (informal patients are considered)

These criteria are a guide for assessing suitability. Each patient will be individually assessed by our dedicated team.