Enfield Down

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About the service

Enfield Down is an inpatient rehabilitation unit for people with severe mental health problems, usually psychosis.

It provides 24-hour nursing care, occupational therapy and medical care carried out by a consultant psychiatrist.

Lunch is provided daily by an in-house catering team. Other meals are self-catering, however, assistance can be provided as necessary.

There is a housekeeping team on-site to keep the building clean and tidy but service users are encouraged to be as independent as possible.

There is a range of individual and group activities available and service users have personalised care and treatment plans.

People who come to Enfield Down may have been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Enfield Down has a bi-monthly dialogue group called ‘You said, we did’ and a two-monthly ‘Friends and Family’ group. An outcome of these groups has been the formation of an Enfield Down choir and a programme of concerts and activities that family and friends are invited to.
  • The service has its own in-house facilities and catering team.
  • In the 2013 Patient-Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE), a system for assessing the quality of patient environments, Enfield Down scored 99.81% for cleanliness, 95.07% for food, 81.88 % for privacy, dignity and wellbeing and 91.23% for the condition, appearance and maintenance.
  • The service runs therapeutic activities in partnership with other local organisations such as Hoot, Holme Valley Sharing Memories Group and Artists in Mind. This has resulted in collaborative art exhibitions at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in 2012, the North Light Gallery in 2013 and 2014, and the Packhorse Gallery in 2014.

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