St John's House

Lion RoadPalgraveDissNorfolkIP22 1BA

Tel.01379 649 900


St John's House

St John’s House provides quality, specialised treatment for men and women with learning disabilities where their needs challenge mainstream service provision in medium and low secure services.

Based in the village of Palgrave on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, the strength of St John's House lies in the quality of the comprehensive assessment, treatment and care it provides. The emphasis is on a holistic and individualised approach delivered by multidisciplinary teams who are skilled, experienced professionals trained in their specific field.

Our approach

St John’s offers medium and low secure services for women and medium secure services for men as part of the full discharge pathway where patients are supported to move onto nearby low secure services at Burston House and community rehabilitation services at Lombard and Richmond House.

Our expert multidisciplinary teams include:

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Nursing (mental health and learning disability)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Specialist teaching
  • Social work and a practice nurse for physical healthcare

We also call in services from GPs, speech and language therapists, dentists, opticians, dieticians and chiropodists.

Our occupational therapy led skills, education and vocational programme teaches patients independence and transferable skills.

Patients are encouraged to develop their skills in a community setting and individual programmes will vary dependent on patients’ needs as they progress through medium secure to low secure and community rehabilitation services. Patients are supported to participate in the on-site or community based Real Work Opportunities (RWOs) Programme including employment and voluntary placements.

Our Services

Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

We accept men and women with a primary diagnosis of learning disability who may also have secondary diagnoses of conditions including:

  • Asperger syndrome
  • Other autistic spectrum disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Major mental illnesses
  • Substance misuse

All patients are detained under the Mental Health Act.

More Info

We believe that a therapeutic environment that promotes the rehabilitation of our patients is very important, so we provide a range of on-site facilities and activities which include:

  • Therapy rooms
  • Rehabilitation kitchen
  • IT room
  • Education room
  • Art room
  • Vegetable gardens
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Animal care
  • Gym
  • Horticulture
  • Woodwork

Location Details