Cygnet Health Care provides intensive locked rehabilitation services which aim to bridge the gap between hospital and community living, taking place within a registered hospital environment as part of the secure care pathway. We offer extensive therapy to help service users enhance their daily living skills and become more independent so, ultimately, they can return to independent living in their own accommodation.
Our locked rehabilitation facilities accept both detained and informal service users. This includes referrals from medium and low secure services, as well as those with forensic histories. The service starts with a full risk assessment, to ascertain the appropriate levels of access and independence.
Our aim is to help service users become as independent as possible, as quickly as possible. On admission, everyone receives a welcome pack to help with their daily living. We hope this goes at least a little way to helping a service user feel more at home. We can also arrange day and overnight familiarisation visits for individuals prior to admission.
Once a service user is admitted, we carry out an initial assessment, looking at their strengths and needs. This includes assessing their mental and physical health, social functioning, daily living activities, communication, occupation, family dynamics and social circumstances. We also look at how aware they are of their illness and how well they are able to manage it.
With access to an extremely wide range of therapies, we develop tailor-made rehabilitation programmes in collaboration with carers and local teams. We provide regular updates to referrers and care co-ordinators, and hold an initial care programme approach meeting after six to eight weeks, and then one every three months after that.
This first CPA meeting will include discussions about aftercare arrangements. Cygnet have developed Cygnet Supported Living, which in partnership with an independent Housing Association allows us to offer the service users a appropriate tenancy supported by the Cygnet team as an option to achieve discharge from intensive rehabilitation.
We offer our locked rehabilitation service at the following Cygnet Health locations: