Cygnet Manor

Central Drive, Shirebrook, Nottinghamshire, NG20 8BA

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

When individuals come to Cygnet Manor they can often be mentally and emotionally unstable due to varying reasons. We believe that creating a calm and inviting environment we can enhance a person’s progress and self esteem to help them on their care pathway towards a less restrictive setting.

We want the men 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.

Our psychology 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 or a Community Treatment Order

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Spacious communal areas
  • Garden with outside seating and a basketball court
  • Lounge
  • Games room
  • Dining room
  • Therapy kitchen and laundry service to support skills development
  • Gym
  • Art therapy room

Community links

  • Sutton Centre Community College
  • Local cafés and shops
  • Voluntary work at Clowne Community Care Farm
  • Dove Dance: a popular local disco for people with a learning disability
  • Kissingate Leisure Centre and Creswell Leisure Centre
  • Spot On Snooker Club
  • Fishing at Shirebrook Lake and cycling at Sherwood Pines
  • IMAX cinema
  • The Deep Aquarium

Cygnet Manor in the news


Total Communication Environment at Cygnet Manor

It is vitally important that we understand how to best communicate with all of the people in our care and do so in a way appropriate to each individual. The team and men at Cygnet Manor have been busy ensuring their Total Communication Environment is accessible to all service users.

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