Woodham has worked extensively over the past 15 years delivering social care support to people living with complex mental health disorders and is reputed in this field. Our service provision has been delivered within the maxim of recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration and has served users across the personality disorder spectrum.
Our Personality Disorder rehabilitative residential service is primarily targeted at adult, males and females between the ages of 18-65.
Our aim is to work closely with full multi-disciplinary teams and partner agencies to provide services that are both high quality and innovative and which meet the needs and aspirations of our service users in a person centred manner.
Based on our core values of promoting independence, inclusion and wellbeing for service users we intend to offer bespoke care and support packages. The way we do this would be by placing our service users, their carers and/or families at the centre of all matters relating to their support planning. We believe that this model is ideal and necessary in formulating a holistic care and support plan. Therefore, as far as is practicable, we would secure such involvement throughout the planning process.
We believe this approach permits the identification of any particular specialist care needs service users might have allowing for a tailored programme of treatment.
At Woodham, we also recognise the importance of our service users accessing primary healthcare, particularly GPs other health care agencies and supporting them to maintain these important links.
We understand that the service user’s treatment is paramount in their journey to recovery, therefore we facilitate with the administration of medication,
appointment keeping, mental health review and professional liaison. Primarily, we have a great understanding of the challenges and hindrances service users may face with living and managing personality disorders. We therefore provide an effective service to empower service users, improve independence thereby maximising overall quality of life.
What we offer
A person centered care support plan to assess needs, identify goals and ways of achieving these aims. Including a comprehensive risk assessment.
Establishment and achieving of life goals, e.g. education and training, hobbies, living independently, volunteering or moving into employment.
A keyworker who will have regular one to one meetings with the service user.
Development of sound supportive relationships with friends and relatives as an important means of assisting the recovery process.
Group therapy including talking therapy with people who are experiencing similar difficulties and workshops.
Talking therapies which facilitate discussion and explorations of personal challenges with a trained staff.
Cultivating and improving life skills; e.g. social skills, budgeting, managing distress, coping strategies for dealing with anger, anxiety and other prevailing behavioural traits.
Promoting a healthy active life style. Getting regular exercise, sleeping and healthy eating.
Accessing services in the community and community activities.
Our 24hour provision is staffed by a team of experienced professionals made up of a registered manager and trained specialized support staff with input from a psychologist, approved social worker and DBT specialist.
All staff would have undergone comprehensive training to meet the varying demands and specific needs of our service users. We will work collaboratively with service users, carers and other health professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to care.
The provision is set in a lovely terraced house beautifully modernised with en-suite facilities and furnished to a high standard to create a comfortable, contemporary and therapeutic environment for 4 service users. In the heart of a vibrant local community with open spaces, parks, libraries and leisure facilities within easy reach.
Making a Referral
Our referral process ensures your client receives the best level of care as quickly and effectively as possible.
Our Operations Co-ordinator is trained to handle your referral, answer questions you may have and arrange a comprehensive assessment by qualified staff. From start to finish, our Co-ordinator will manage the process and keep you updated every step of the way.
We take referrals from:
Hospitals, prisons, secured units and specialist rehab units.
Referrals forms can be completed on line on our website.
Goals and Outcomes
We seek to set and evidence smart goals and outcomes for our service users including:
Getting better insight into their condition.
Improvement in their level of functionality in order to move towards a more independent way of life.
Working towards meaningful engagement and activity in the community.
Risk identification and management specific to that individual.
Gaining a better understanding of how their personal behaviour can impact and lead to risks to themselves and other.
Empowerment of service users so that they can move on and plan for the future.
Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities are enabled to transfer the management and delivery of health and social care packages with varying levels of complexity to our residential home environment. This facilitates the ability to reduce cost, blockages in hospital inpatient settings and care packages and pathways that support the reduction of care and support needs.
Service users’ benefits include increased choice, control and independence in their daily lives by being supported in their own home, utilisation of personal budgets and increased physical and emotional wellbeing through our tailored service with core values of privacy and dignity for the individual.
The referring authority will have responsibility for the cost of care and support services. Referring authorities may make payments directly to us or service user may make payments to Woodham through their individual budget, by direct payment or private funding.