The Poplars (Pontefract)

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About the service

The Poplars ward is a mixed sex mental health unit for people who have been diagnosed with dementia. Admissions to our service can range from voluntary admission to individuals who are detained under the Mental Health Act. Due to cognitive impairment (ability to think and remember) people who are admitted to our unit are unable to live safely independently.

Our team specialise in helping people who present with behaviours that challenge as a result of dementia. We work as a multi-disciplinary team towards a safe discharge, whilst supporting patients and their carers and loved ones through this process.

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.

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