Cygnet Lodge

2a Sandown Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4LW

Cygnet Lodge is an 8 bed service providing neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative rehabilitation for men with mental health difficulties and acquired brain injury.

Established in 2012, Cygnet Lodge was our first neuropsychiatric service. Located nearby our sister service, Cygnet Grange in Sutton-inAshfield, Cygnet Lodge is a community-facing service with strong links and easy access to local amenities, as well as being within 10 miles of three national parks.

The layout and environment of Cygnet Lodge means that the inter-disciplinary team is fully integrated in the day to day activities of the service, and we are able to work with individuals who may have slightly higher dependency needs. Three of the eight bedrooms are on the ground floor, meaning that Cygnet Lodge is also able to accommodate individuals who may be less mobile.

Our homely environment aims to reduce risk, improve quality of life and to support service users to maximise their independence. The community-facing element of the service is key in supporting and promoting positive risk taking.

Our ethos and physical environment are informed by a Total Communication Environment approach. Zoned colour ways, advanced picture navigation systems, contrast furniture and other visual cues are used to provide predictability and consistency and reduce confusion for our service users. We are also able to support admissions for assessment; with a proposed length of stay of 3-6 months, we can work with service users and their teams to determine the individual’s needs and identify a suitable care pathway.

Educational and vocational support is key to service users’ recovery, and programmes are tailor-made for individuals, drawing on a variety of external resources.

Our service user centred approach puts the individual at the centre of their own discharge planning. With the right support and our innovative and proactive rehabilitation environment, our aim is to support service users to return to the community or another suitable care pathway placement.

Service User Profile

  • Diagnosis of:
    • Established or suspected acquired or traumatic brain injury, such as hypoxia, stroke, brain tumour, encephalitis
    • Established or suspected degenerative brain condition including dementias
    • Huntington’s disease or other movement disorders, displaying abnormal movements or restricted mobility
    • Alcohol related brain injury / Korsakoff’s syndrome
    • Moderate to severe cognitive impairment
    • Dysphasia or other communication problems
    • Organic psychiatric disorder or organic personality disorder
  • May present with challenging behaviour (aggression, utilisation behaviours or sexual disinhibition)
  • May present with co-morbid psychiatric disorders including psychoses, autistic spectrum or substance misuse
  • May have a forensic history

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Therapy kitchen
  • Multi-functional outdoor space
  • Bathroom equipped with hoist
  • Dining room
  • Living room

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