The Coppice is an Inpatient ward for people with a learning disability. Our inpatient learning disabilities assessment and treatment services provide highly specialised residential treatment and care for people with learning disabilities within a safe environment.
We provide care to people aged over 18 that require assessment and treatment in a specialist learning disability hospital setting.
All service users and their families or carers are encouraged and supported throughout the assessment and treatment programme. Care is provided as part of the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and service users and their families or carers are seen as an integral part of the care process, and are encouraged to regularly attend and contribute to clinical team meetings and reviews, inpatient treatment planning and post-discharge planning.
Referrals can be made through the Intensive Support Team (IST) on 01234 310538.
The Coppice provides care for people with a learning disability and challenging behaviour where mainstream services are not appropriate. We support a range of individuals with learning disabilities who may also have:
- mental health diagnoses
- behavioural difficulties
The service is for people who live in the community or are admitted to hospital informally or detained for assessment or treatment under the Mental Health Act.
We provide individual and group therapy sessions to people admitted to the inpatient service. We plan and arrange care and support for adults with learning disabilities and their families or carers and provide a range of specialist services.
The service is founded on a person-centred approach based on the principles of 'Valuing People' which are rights, independence, choice and inclusion. We are committed to developing and supporting close links with service users' families, their existing and future community support networks. We endeavour to ensure the full participation of the service user as a valued and integral member of the wider community.
The ward has a multi-disciplinary team including mental health nurses, learning disability nurses, clinical support workers, clinical psychologists, occupational therapist and medical staff.
Our visiting times are from 2pm-8pm. If you are travelling from afar or want to discuss your personal situation and travel needs, please call the unit. We will try to accommodate your needs.
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