“Our main goal is to enhance the delivery of optimum independent living through reducing levels of dependence.”
Althorp is a 17-bed service providing slow-stream rehabilitation for adult men with challenging needs and require a level of intervention that cannot be provided in a less restricted environment. We offer a pathway to support patients who demonstrate subsequent improvement and potential to move towards more independent living.
Optimising independent living
We recognise that an individual has strengths as well as needs. We provide support, treatment and care from an expert and full-time rehabilitation team.
We provide a full range of psychological and occupational therapy programmes covering core to targeted psychological therapies, basic activities of daily living and community work placements. We aim to empower patients in their own therapies and so our programmes and interventions:
- are highly structured and tailored to the individual
- provide constant support and guidance to reinforce appropriate behaviour and skills
- cater for those with intensive, complex and acute needs
- are delivered by a full-time multidisciplinary team (MDT) to consistently support individual challenges
- offer individual and group therapy programmes tailored to specific needs
- are developed in order to address functional and behavioural issues such as communication, self-care, inhibition, interpersonal behaviour and aggression.
We exceed the recommended 25 hours of meaningful activity per week.
Who we care for
We support men aged over 18 who have a formal psychiatric or neurological diagnosis with a history of acquired brain injury. They may have cognitive deficits or behavioural change which require rehabilitation in an in-patient setting. Each care pathway is carefully tailored towards individual needs and circumstances. Presenting problems can include:
- physical aggression
- inappropriate social behaviour
- risk of self-harm
- emotional problems
- cognitive problems
- other related physical problems
Discharge is considered at admission and our clinical and social work teams work with appropriate case managers and community teams to support transition to the least restrictive environment.