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Cygnet Cedars

37 Broadway Avenue, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, B9 5LY

Gender: Male

Age: 18+

Beds: 24

Cygnet Cedars is a 24-bed high dependency complex care service for men with learning disabilities, associated complex needs and who may have behaviours that challenge. We accept emergency referrals and the team are experienced in managing them quickly and efficiently to ensure the transition for the service user is as smooth as possible.

Within the hospital is a two bed step-down service, allowing for further community integration and focus on daily living skills. Each individual in our care begins a personalised care pathway that helps them develop necessary skills to leave our rehabilitation services and move towards a less restrictive setting.

We want the men in our care to make their own choices and live as independently as they are able to. To achieve this, our in-house MDT supports them with our myPath learning disability model, which offers a psychology, speech and language and occupational therapy led approach alongside psychiatry and nursing.

Our psychology approach aims at replacing maladaptive behaviours with positive social interaction. As part of our preparation for core and advanced daily living skills, our occupational therapy led programmes facilitate education, vocational skills and social integration. Our speech and language therapy approaches include PECS communication systems to facilitate learning and general communication skills.

Our service user profile

  • Primary diagnosis of learning disability and mental health complex needs
  • Forensic history – May present with co-morbid presentations
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia, depression, bi-polar disorder
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Complex needs and/or multiple diagnoses
  • May be detained under the Mental Health Act or informal
  • May have a history of repeated hospital admissions

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Spacious communal areas
  • Interlinked gardens
  • Lounge equipped with interactive entertainment systems
  • Dining room
  • Therapy kitchen and laundry service to support skills development
  • Gym
  • Barber
  • IT café

Our community Links

  • Local Leisure Centres
  • Learndirect courses
  • Birmingham Adult Education Service (courses include English and Maths)
  • Birmingham City football Club
  • Pets as Therapy charity
  • Local gyms
  • Cocksmore Leisure Centre (swimming and golf)

Cygnet Cedars in the news

Winners announced for Cygnet’s Nursing Awards 2020

On Tuesday 13th October we held our first ever Cygnet Nursing Awards. The event was held virtually and was hosted by Cygnet’s Director of Nursing, David Wilmott. There were 8 awards categories with colleagues nominated by staff members, and service users from across Cygnet.

Cygnet Cedars’ Graduation Day 2020

Cygnet Cedars recently hosted their first Graduation Day to celebrate the achievements of service users who have participated in the Cedars Learning Pathway.

Cygnet Cedars in the gallery

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