- Learning Disabilities, Mental Illness, Challenging Behaviour
Opening January 2018
Heathcotes Preston is a specialist residential service for adults with a Learning Disability, mental illness and who may have challenging behaviours and associated complex needs.
The service has 7 en-suite bedrooms and provides twenty four hour support. 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.
The service has two communal lounges, kitchen and dining areas and large outside space with a lawn 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 are two downstairs rooms available for disabled access. Service users also have access to a quiet communal lounge where they can use a computer or enjoy watching films.
Heathcotes Preston is situated in Fulwood, Preston and is close to a wealth of community facilities. There are several colleges nearby which offer accessible courses. Deepdale shopping centre is a short drive away as is The Trafford Centre. There are excellent transport links to surrounding areas with the service being close to a main bus route as well as the M6 motorway.
For more information about Heathcotes Preston, or to make a referral, please contact the Commissioning Team on 01246 556 453 or via email at BDT@heathcotes.net.