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Cygnet Lodge Kewstoke – Women’s High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation

Gender: Female

Age: 18+

Beds: 12

Set in 16 acres of beautiful grounds overlooking the River Severn, Cygnet Lodge Kewstoke is a high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service for women in Weston-super-Mare.

Supporting up to 12 women, we provide a homely, open and community facing environment with a focus on pre-discharge planning for individuals who may have been in hospital for an extended period of time, are preparing for community life but need further support to move to more independent living. We are able to support women who may have a range of mental health difficulties, including personality disorder or a mild learning disability (as a secondary diagnosis).

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We can provide a care pathway within the service from our female low secure, acute and personality disorder wards, or we can act as a step up from community placements which may have broken down. This means service users can test their independence while still being in a safe environment – with the advantage of continuing to have access to a full multi-disciplinary team.

The service has easy access to local amenities and overlooks the River Severn, with views over the Severn to Wales. Situated in the cove of Kewstoke there is a beach within walking distance. The nearest town of Weston-super-Mare is within easy access on public transport, offering shopping, entertainment, fishing facilities as well as an award winning Pier. In addition to help support a wider choice of activities and a recovery focused environment, locally there are areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Quantock Hills, Cheddar Gorge, Wells Cathedral. Cygnet Lodge Kewstoke is centrally based for the motorway access to ensure continuity of care for family, friends, carers and other agencies to visit.

“I’ve always been treated very well, so I do speak very highly of the hospital, staff, O.T and therapists, I’ve never been so well in my life. I’m privileged to be here.”Service user, Cygnet Lodge Kewstoke

Cygnet Lodge Kewstoke offers an Active Life programme to increase service user understanding of the benefits of exercise for supporting sustained mental health recovery. This is achieved through a physical health assessment and a tailored individual care plan. We also offer a comprehensive programme for those individuals who, as well as having a major mental illness, have abused drugs and/or alcohol. This programme is integrated into the therapeutic programme and is accessible to all service users.

The team also supports the education and career reintegration / development of service users through supporting them to access courses and formal further education at the local college with which we have strong links.

Service user profile

  • Women aged 18+
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) or informal
  • Primary diagnosis of mental illness with:
    • Complex comorbidities
    • Substance, drug and alcohol abuse
    • Treatment resistance
    • Behaviours that challenge
  • Aiming for a return to community or community-based care
  • History of sexual abuse or domestic violence
  • Typical diagnoses: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar affective disorder or depression
  • May have secondary diagnoses of mild learning disability, autism spectrum disorder or personality disorder
  • May have a forensic history and/or be stepping down from secure services
  • May have a history of repeated acute admissions

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Therapy cabin
  • Spacious social and recreational spaces
  • Dining room
  • Living room
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