The Poplars (Pontefract)
The Poplars community unit for the elderly is a 15 bed mixed sex assessment unit purposely built for people over the age of 65 with memory problems. We also see people under the age of 65 who have been diagnosed with dementia.
Our team specialise in helping people who have challenging behaviour due to their cognitive impairment (ability to think and remember). Admissions to our service can range from voluntary admission to individuals detained under the Mental Health Act.
Why would someone choose the service
Care Quality Commission reviews have highlighted that we treat people with dignity and respect. Our staff help people to work and their own pace and always respect their wishes when deciding what care they should receive.
We regularly run creativity sessions that all service users can take part in and often exhibit the work they produce.
We work closely with students from the Huddersfield University and provide care and treatment in line with the latest research.
To help build strong links with service users we use life story work to help develop a profile of an individual. This helps us to meaningfully communicate with the person and held get them involved in social activities.
Staff you may meet
- Nursing assistant
- Occupational therapist
- Social worker
- Ward staff