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Cygnet Elms

162-164 Streetly Road, Birmingham, B23 7BD

Gender: Female

Age: 18+

Beds: 10

Cygnet Elms is a high dependency complex care service for 10 women with learning disabilities, associated complex needs who may have behaviours that challenge.

We support individuals who are stepping down from a more secure setting as part of their care pathway. We work with them and provide personalised care to help them develop the necessary skills to leave our rehabilitation service and move towards a less restrictive setting in the community.

Cygnet Elms is in a central location close to an array of local amenities in Birmingham, including colleges, shops, restaurants, parks and work placement settings.

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 Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) supports them with our learning disability model of care. This offers support from the nursing team, psychology, psychiatry, speech and language and occupational therapy.

Case Study: Jade’s Journey

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Our psychology approach aims to address clinical and forensic risk by drawing upon a variety of therapeutic models and positive behaviour support in order to assist individuals in working towards an empowered and positive future. The occupational therapy service aims to create a sensory modulated environment and one that is physically safe. It aims to maximise each individual’s independence through the support and development of functional activities of daily living and life skills. In addition, it aims to support the staff, through ongoing staff training, modelling and working collaboratively within the wider team. Our speech and language therapy approach is a total communication environment, 1:1 and group sessions looking at a variety of communication skills and needs alongside social skills. A range of individualised accessible information is provided where required to facilitate learning and aid understanding.

Our service user profile:

  • Primary diagnosis of learning disability and mental health complex needs
  • 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
  • Forensic history

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Communal areas including a garden
  • Multiple lounges including a quiet lounge
  • Beauty salon
  • Dining room
  • Therapy kitchen and laundry service to support skills development
  • Gym
  • IT café
  • Sensory room

Our community links:

  • Numerous colleges and adult education centres
  • Libraries
  • Kingstanding Leisure Centre
  • Stockland Green Trampoline Club
  • Community hairdresser
  • Pets as Therapy charity
  • Local shops, restaurants and cafés
  • Close to transport links into central Birmingham
  • StarCity – bowling, restaurants, cinema and mini golf
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Cygnet Elms in the news

Service User at Cygnet Elms Wins Mental Health Award

Flo, a service user at Cygnet Elms, has won an award in the ‘Young Person’ category of the West Midlands Mental Health Star Awards. There were hundreds of nominations overall with 5 shortlisted nominees in the Young Person category.

Cygnet Elms celebrates its 10th Birthday

Cygnet Elms, our ‘Outstanding’ rated high dependency complex care service in Birmingham has been delivering care and treatment to service users for 10 years with many successful discharges into the community. To celebrate this occasion, Elms held a birthday party enjoyed by service users and staff alike.

Great Cygnet Christmas Cake Off 2021 winners announced!

After much deliberation from the judging panel, we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 Great Cygnet Christmas Cake Off! In total we received 64 fabulous entries from across 37 Cygnet's health and social care services. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and made this such a fun and accessible activity for all.

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