Our site is intentionally split into six buildings or “wards” each with 6 bedrooms. Not only does this arrangement better reflect community living but we know from experience that people with learning disabilities do better in small familiar environments where there are less people and less noise. Our layout also enables us to place patients in the ward most suited to their age, gender and their particular support needs. With our small wards, high staff-to-patient ratio and de-escalation facilities we are also able to manage patients with particularly challenging behaviours.

We provide two services at Eldertree Lodge: a short stay admission service and a pre-discharge service. Our aim is to help patients move into the community as soon as possible and to make sure that this move is successful and long term.

We also work together with another of our centres, Oakwood House.

Short-stay Admission Service

Short-stay Admission Service

We have two wards dedicated to our male patients, one ward to our female patients. Patients often present with communication needs, social and behavioural difficulties and pose a risk to themselves or others. Typically individuals stay with us between three and six months, during which time we undertake a full review of their situation and stabilise their mental health. Social and educational activities are available on site with time spent working towards community involvement and discharge planning.

Pre-discharge Service

Pre-discharge Service

We have two wards dedicated to our male patients, one ward to our female patients. Patients normally join us from other services or from our own short-stay service. Individuals have clear rehabilitation and therapy needs but need a more independent environment to help them get ready for living in the community. We work with local teams to make sure that the move into the community is successful. This may involve members of our team visiting, assessing and providing training to ensure that knowledge of a patient's needs are not lost. Some patients move onto our supported living service at Oakwood House.