We identified people in medium secure services who require longer term care, or who cannot be discharged due to their risk profile, who could be cared for safely within a lesser secure environment.
The majority of people we support have spent years, sometimes decades, in secure services. They have not been able to leave secure services because their risks remain, usually as they have been unable to benefit from effective treatment programmes.
Nevertheless, we are still committed to rehabilitation, which is about building on existing strengths, and developing skills and coping strategies to maximise each individual’s functioning and to minimise the disabling effects of their illness.
We provide a much slower pace of rehabilitation than is provided within mainstream low secure services, as not everyone will be able to engage in the two year pathway that is currently commissioned within mainstream low secure services. Therefore, our ideal timescale for admission is three to five years.
Our aim is to work closely with you and your family to deliver model of rehabilitation based on the stress-vulnerability model.
Our team is made up of lots of different professionals and we will encourage and empower you to reach your full potential and optimum level of independence.
We recognise the difficulties that you face because of stigmas and judgements associated with mental illness, so will support you with your reintegration into the local community.
Therapeutic risk-taking is a core element of safely re-introducing you to the local community, with a goal of stepping you out of secure services.
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Lower Buckton Building
Tameside General Hospital,
Tel: 0161 716 3797 / 3799
Parking Available: Yes