- Learning Disabilities, Challenging Behaviour
Heathcotes Bradford is a specialist residential service for adults with a Learning Disability who may have dual diagnoses and associated complex needs.
The service has 8 en-suite bedrooms and provides twenty-four-hour support. There is also a ground floor flat for individuals who may require a more independent setting having progressed through their pathway or alternatively for this who may struggle to live with others.
The service has multiple communal lounges, kitchen and dining areas and large outside space with a garden area. There is a shared bathroom on the ground floor, as well as a shared bathroom upstairs in addition to the ensuite shower rooms. There is a downstairs flat available for disabled access. Service users also have access to a quiet communal lounge where they can use a computer or enjoy in house activities.
There are 5 self-contained supported living flats on site designed for individuals to further their independence in a more independent setting. Alternatively these could be utilised as a single person service for those individuals who may not be able to live with others.
All staff are NAPPI (Non Abusive Physical and Psychological Interventions) trained and use the NAPPI red and green scale to maintain positive influence on each service user, with a view to minimising the level and frequency of challenging behaviour. Service users may have spent long periods of time in a hospital setting or may have additional complex needs including sensory impairments and communication difficulties.
Heathcotes Bradford is situated in Bradford and is close to a wealth of community facilities. Service users can also enjoy the wide range of attractions that Bradford has to offer such as the Media Museum, Lister Park aswell as educational opportunities. There are excellent transport links with the service being close to a main bus route as well as the M62 and M1 motorways.
For more information about Heathcotes Bradford, or to make a referral, please contact the Commissioning Team on 01246 556453 or via email at BDT@heathcotes.net