Cygnet Sherwood Lodge to open two new step-down services

Adele Cottage

We are pleased to announce that Cygnet Sherwood Lodge, Mansfield, will shortly be opening two brand new community-based step-down services linked to the hospital.

Cygnet Sherwood Lodge is a 17 bed specialist rehabilitation service for men with learning disabilities and other complex needs. The hospital also has nine transitional beds on site. Sherwood Lodge was rated as ‘Outstanding’ following its last CQC inspection.

The two new services are the two-bed Adele Cottage, just next to Cygnet Sherwood Lodge, and the Sycamores Bungalows located in Alfreton.

In line with Transforming Care, the aim of the new services is to support individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs to move out of hospital and transition back to community living, close to home.

The service model aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Reduction in hospital lengths of stay
  • Relapse prevention – reduce re admissions and stop the “revolving door”
  • Achieving successful discharge to independent living
  • Maintenance and enhancement of living skills, and support in development of coping strategies

In order to encourage each individual to maintain autonomy and independence as far as possible, individuals are not excluded from undertaking activities simply because there is an element of risk involved. Positive risk taking is considered an integral part of living.

“We are very pleased to announce the opening of our step down houses. In line with Transforming Care this will enable us to get complex patients out of hospital by building the right support for them to live successfully in the community.”Claire Maddison, Hospital Manager, Cygnet Sherwood Lodge

To find out more information about Cygnet Sherwood Lodge please visit the CAS Behavioural Health website.

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