The Cloisters is a 24 bedded hospital set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. The unit offers inpatient rehabilitation to West Berkshire service users who have mental health problems and require rehabilitation to support them in increasing their recovery pathway and independence.
There are 4 female and 20 male beds, with 8 of the male beds suitable for older adults. We aim to provide a service that enables and encourages service users to self-care and equip them with the skills they need to live more independently in the community. We believe that our service users will be able to develop strategies to manage their symptoms, care and treatment, move to the least restrictive environments and require less intensive support.
The Cloisters offers a full multidisciplinary approach including:
- A resident consultant
- Occupational therapy
- Full time clinical nurse specialist
The service also includes regular advocate support, art therapy sessions, psychical healthcare assessments and nutrition and cooking courses on site.
Service users have access to modern en-suite bedrooms, a peaceful garden and relaxing therapeutic areas. Our service users can access the local area independently on a regular basis to complete their therapeutic programme which can include:
- Attending the local college
- Access to the local gym
- Attending the local leisure centre plus much more
Increasingly, links are being established with services, charities, businesses and churches to ensure good reintegration into the community prior to discharge.