Cygnet Views

22 Wellington Street, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3JP

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

The service, which is set over three floors, is situated in the leafy suburb of Matlock with fantastic views of the 19th century landmark, Riber Castle. With great transport links, the team of support workers encourage and support the women to be part of the local community. Each individual in our care begins a personalised care pathway that helps them develop necessary skills to leave our rehabilitation services and move towards a less restrictive setting.

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 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-led 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 includes a number of different visual communication tools.

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

Our facilities

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Spacious communal lounge
  • Garden with outside seating including a secret garden and a sensory garden
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer room
  • Multi-faith room
  • Dining room
  • Therapy kitchen and laundry service to support skills development

Community links

  • Chesterfield and Matlock local shopping centres
  • Matlock local art college
  • Matlock local garden centres / coffee shops
  • The Ritz Adult Education Centre (maths course)
  • The ARC Leisure Centre (swimming and gym sessions)
  • Matlock Library
  • Matlock park farm
  • Whitworth Hall Park and Matlock Park (walking groups)
  • Cinema and bowling in Chesterfield
  • Twycross zoo

Cygnet Views in the news


Cygnet Views New Secret Garden

Recently at Cygnet Views learning disability rehabilitation service there has been the development of a 'Secret Garden'. The area to the back of Cygnet Views was completely overgrown and full of rubbish. A complete renovation was needed.

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