Newhaven low secure learning disability service (Wakefield)

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About the service

Newhaven is a low secure service providing 16 beds for males with a learning disability based at Fieldhead in Wakefield. In addition to inpatient beds, the service provides an outreach service which supports people to integrate back into the community.

Newhaven provides high quality assessment and treatment packages for males with a learning disability aged over 18 years who present with offending or challenging behaviour which may bring them into contact with the criminal justice system.

People are usually admitted from the criminal justice system or from local learning disability services. Some service users are also admitted from more secure units once their needs have reduced.

The ward promotes hope and recovery through a supportive approach which involves service users in their care pathway.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • We achieved a Nursing Times award for our work around service user contact for families.
  • We encourage service user involvement in all areas of the running of the unit.
  • We work closely with Huddersfield University, providing care and treatment in line with the latest research.
  • The Trust’s former medical director was very complimentary about the clinical care she observed in the unit and said she would be very happy if any of her family and friends needed similar care for them to be treated and cared for at Newhaven.

You can find out more information about Newhaven in this welcome book given to all new service users as they enter the centre.

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

Staff you may meet