Cygnet Elms

162-164 Streetly Road, Birmingham, B23 7BD

Cygnet Elms is a high dependency complex care service for women with learning disabilities, associated complex needs and who may have behaviours that challenge.

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 women 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.

Cygnet Elms

Our psychology-led 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.

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
  • Communal areas including a garden
  • Lounge equipped with interactive entertainment systems
  • Dining room
  • Therapy kitchen and laundry service to support skills development
  • Gym
  • IT café

Community links

  • Birmingham Adult Education Service (courses include English and Maths)
  • British Sign Language courses at the Osborne Adult
  • Education Centre including Numeracy and literacy courses (residents also attend Northside Welcome Centre for courses)
  • Perry Common Library
  • Kingstanding Leisure Centre
  • Learndirect courses
  • Stockland Green Trampoline Club
  • Community hairdresser
  • Pets as Therapy charity

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