Oak Court

Oak Court is a 12 bed service for men with learning disabilities, associated complex needs (which may or may not include Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and who may have behaviours that challenge. The ward accommodates service users with high dependency needs and supports assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) work together with individual service users to provide a holistic, comprehensive assessment and care plan, focusing on all the identified needs of each individual.

The MDT ensures that the needs of the service user are addressed in keeping with the care plan to facilitate all aspects of recovery and a return to the community or to the least restrictive setting/environment.

Service user profile

  • Age range 18+
  • Male
  • Primary diagnosis of learning disability and ASD/complex mental health needs
  • May have a forensic history
  • May present with co-morbid presentations – Challenging behaviour, ASD, personality disorder, schizophrenia, depression, bi-polar disorder, dual diagnosis, complex needs and/or multiple diagnoses
  • May be sectioned under the Mental Health Act (1983) or informal
  • May have a history of repeated hospital admissions

Our Facilities

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Extensive communal areas
  • Garden with outdoor seating
  • Lounge equipped with interactive entertainment systems
  • Dining room
  • Therapy kitchen and laundry service to support skills development

Community links

  • Gateway College and Wilson Marriage College
  • Colchester United Football Club
  • Voluntary work centres
  • Horticultural community programmes
  • Places of leisure and entertainment
  • Charity partnerships and fund raising intiatives
  • Community environment projects and social outings

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