A recovery-orientated low secure service for men aged over 18 with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum conditions
Based on our Northampton site, Sunley forms part of our male Learning Disability pathway, the ward can accept direct referrals or transitions for patients stepping down from our medium secure service.
The philosophy of care is based on recognition that an individual has strengths as well as needs, and a right to support, treatment and care from our specialist multi-disciplinary team.
Creative and vocational opportunities in our onsite workshop
A bedroom on Sunley
Outdoor sports and activity courtyard
Sunley activity room
Opportunities to learn new skills
Sunley accepts men aged 18 years and over with a learning disability.
Patients may also have a co-morbid needs including*:
*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.
Our Learning Disability pathway uses a treatment therapy ethos based on Positive Behavioural Support. We use RAID (Reinforce Appropriate (behaviour) Implode Difficult or Disruptive (behaviour)) principles to develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a personalised and enduring system of support that enhances quality of life outcomes for our patients.
Care plans are holistic in nature, with physical health and wellbeing needs given equal care and attention as mental health needs, social, communication and sensory needs.
Our use of psycho-education therapies is key to helping people understand their disorder, their strengths and needs.
The overall aim of psycho-social treatment model is to:
Comprehensive assessments are predominantly conducted at our dedicated Neurodevelopmental Disorder Assessment Clinic where we provide specialist assessment, diagnostic, formulation and care planning services.
Patient treatment needs are then identified and form the basis of the subsequent individualised care and treatment programme.
A range of pathway specific treatments and services are provided through a comprehensive MDT, enabling the delivery of a tailored, holistic care programme:
Image shows a service user preparing food for our Workbridge café, a public facing retail environment including a garden centre and ceramics shop where people can gain valuable work experience.