Learning Disability - low secure


A personalised low secure service for men, aged 18-65 with mild/borderline learning disability, who may also have associated mental health needs. 

Naseby, based in Northampton, is an integral part of our comprehensive learning disability pathway. Accepting direct referrals, as well as supporting those stepping down from medium secure, the service is a needs led, specialised treatment and rehabilitation unit.


Bright and spacious living area

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Ward based games room

N St Andrews Wards 130417 0930

Dining room with patient artwork

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Bright dinning area

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Comfortable single bedrooms

Admissions criteria

Naseby accepts men aged 18 years and over with a learning disability.

Patients may also have a co-morbid needs:

  • ADHD
  • autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) or suspected ASD
  • mental illness
  • Personality Disorder
  • Complex PTSD
  • Developmental trauma
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Engage in behaviours that could attract a conviction and are challenging.

Due to their level of risk, patients would meet the criteria for detention under the Mental Health Act, including those on restricted sections.

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

Tailored programmes to meet individual needs

Our aim is to reduce the risk of offending and challenging behaviour and to promote pro-social behaviours, responsibility and relapse prevention.

We develop programmes according to individual needs and positive programming principles. With a treatment therapy ethos based on Positive Behavioural Support, we utilise RAID (Reinforce Appropriate (behaviour) Implode Difficult or Disruptive (behaviour)) methodology. 

Treatment includes pharmacological and cognitive behavioural approaches alongside social, educational and occupational therapies which aim to build skills in areas of self-maintenance, productivity and leisure.

Once Assessment and formulation have occurred, a range of psychological interventions may be utilised, depending on the patient’s need. Stabilisation and skills building therapies may include:

  • mindfulness
  • social problem solving
  • anger management.

In addition, there is a range of exploitative or offence-related work which may cover Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, sexual offending behaviour treatment and trauma focused therapy.    

Occupational therapy will provide practical support to enable recovery and remove the challenges associated with certain activities. These may include:

  • cooking
  • self care and domestic activities
  • creative activities
  • horticulture.    

Our Social Work team will work with the patient and their family to gain greater insight into family dynamics and the social circumstances of the patient – information which informs the patient’s treatment programme.  

Moving on

Our aim is to providing care in the most suitable and least restrictive environment, supporting transitions to the community. Discharge is considered at admission and our clinical and social work teams work with appropriate case managers and home area teams to facilitate these moves.


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