The Horizon Centre

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About the service

The Horizon Centre is a specialist short term assessment and treatment unit for people with a learning disability over the age of 18 (excluding those who require low or medium secure type services). The unit has eight beds, six are commissioned beds and there are two spot purchase beds available.

The unit provides specialist support to people on either the mental health or challenging behaviour pathway. This work is supported by members of our multi disciplinary team which consists of clinical psychology, health care support worker, learning disability nurses, occupational therapists and psychiatrists.

The unit aims to understand people’s difficulties and help them feel better so that they can return to their home and live well in their community as quickly and safely as possible.

We can conduct a range of specialist assessments including physical and mental health, adaptive behaviour and sensory motor assessments and comprehensive risk management plans.

We work close with our community colleagues including nurses, doctors, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, physiotherapist, dietetics and maintain relationships with families and carers.

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. We aim to follow our Trust values of putting our patients first and in the centre and that families and carers matter.

Our staff will support the person with all aspects of their care including helping them throughout the day, to work with the person to understand their behaviour and develop strategies to help them manage these behaviours.

Staff you may meet