Bretton Centre- low secure forensic service (Fieldhead)

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About the service

The Bretton Centre is a low secure inpatient service which provides care for 38 men in 3 wards, based at Fieldhead in Wakefield. The wards are supported by a therapy centre and community teams. This provides the low secure part of the secure pathway.

The Bretton Centre admits people whose care cannot be appropriately provided in prisons and local mental health services. The centre also cares for people who no longer need to be in more secure psychiatric services.

The function of the service and pathway is the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of service
users with severe mental health problems who require management in low secure conditions as a
result of their risk to others.

All wards have a rehabilitative function and aim to develop service users’ maximum level of functioning to support their rehabilitation potential.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • We are a patient-centred and recovery focused service that promotes social inclusion and involvement.
  • The Bretton Centre is a modern building with a clean environment staffed with highly motivated and enthusiastic staff who are trained to meet the needs of the individual.

You can find more information about the Bretton Centre in this welcome guide, produced for new service users as they enter the centre.

We also have a newsletter for families and carers, you can read our latest newsletter here.

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