The Horizon Centre
The Horizon Centre is a specialist assessment and treatment service split into two components. The first component of the unit provides short term assessment and treatment for people with a learning disability over the age of 18 of whatever presentation (excluding those who require facilities of low and medium secure type).
Our inpatient assessment and treatment service that looks at the mental health (and other associated behavioural issues) of our service users which is conducted by all members of the team and overseen by our consultant psychiatrist. The service also serves the learning disabled community of Wakefield, assessing and treating individuals where ever they are at their best.
This may be in their home, at a day centre, at college or in one of our treatment rooms at the Horizon Centre. This will involve members of our community team for learning disabilities who have particular responsibility for facilitating timely and appropriate discharge, including the support required at this time.
The specialist assessment and treatment service at the Horizon Centre provides a controlled environment that allows close observation and assessment of mental health (and other behaviours) and the implementation of appropriate management strategies by the team.
The community component of our service serves the adult learning disability population in the Wakefield area and aims to see individuals where they are at their best. The team is made up from a medic, psychologist, therapy teams, an outreach nurse and a community nurse.
Why would someone choose the service
Our staff will help you to work at your own pace and always respect your wishes. We believe in seeing people in an environment where they are at their best. Our team will arrange to meet you wherever you feel most comfortable.
Service users can make use of our excellent range of facilities which are accessible, including our horticultural garden, spa bath and our sensory room.
Our close ties with local universities means that our care and treatment is in line with the latest clinical research.
Staff you may meet
- Nursing assistant
- Occupational therapist
- Other clinical staff
- Support worker