Cygnet Pindar House opening in December 2019

Cygnet Pindar House, our new 22 bed Neuropsychiatric care and treatment facility in Barnsley for men affected by acquired brain injuries, is opening in December 2019. Referrals for planned admissions are now being taken.

Cygnet Pindar House will be a safe and secure place to aid recovery as well as offering those diagnosed with a progressive neurological disease, like Huntington’s Disease, a caring and long term placement to support and help manage the progression of their symptoms. The service will be able to accept unplanned, often urgent admissions where a service user requires a safe place to start treatment at the earliest possible time.

Cygnet Pindar House is a modern purpose built facility that has been designed specifically to provide a clinically led evidence based neuropsychiatric pathway for those individuals presenting with behaviours that challenge. Our focus is to create a therapeutic rich environment which engages our service users and offers them the opportunity to minimise their challenging behaviour and maximise their independence.

Our service user profile:

  • Men aged 18+ affected by a neurological condition where challenging behaviour is the leading impairment
  • May be detained under the Mental Health Act, informal or subject to DoLS
  • May have a forensic history
  • May have complex physical health needs
  • With a diagnosis of:
    • Established or suspected Acquired Brain Injury including those sustained through trauma, anoxia, stroke, tumour, virus or infection
    • Established or suspected neurodegenerative condition including Huntington’s Disease
    • Specialist Dementia e.g. Pick’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia
    • Korsakoff’s Syndrome or other substance abuse related brain injury
  • Presenting symptoms may include:
    • Dysphasia or other communication problems
    • Dysphagia with or without the requirement of PEG support/modified diets
    • Moderate to severe cognitive impairment
    • Respiratory difficulty requiring support of BiPAP (Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure) or CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)
    • Mobility impairments
  • Presenting Comorbidities may include:
    • Psychiatric disorders including psychoses
    • Complex epilepsy
    • Post-ictal psychosis
    • Organic personality disorder

Our facilities:

  • En-suite individual bedrooms
  • Therapy kitchen and additional therapy spaces
  • Dining room
  • Communal lounge
  • Quiet lounge
  • Fully equipped gym
  • IT room
  • Multi-functional outdoor space including gardens
  • Accessible bathrooms with hoists
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Specific dietary needs met by our in-house catering team
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Referrals for planned admissions are now being taken and can be made by contacting the Cygnet referrals team via 0808 164 4450 or by emailing [email protected].

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