Ethos and care
The ethos and care model of the service offers a safe therapeutic environment providing individually tailored programmes aimed to do the following:
- Reduce the need for re-admission into acute inpatient care settings
- Manage impact and reduce frequency of challenging behaviours
- Maintain and where possible improve service user skill level
- Maximise quality of life in a homely yet structured environment
- Provide mental health stability with a personal recovery-focused philosophy
- Monitor and promote good physical health care
- Proactively manage risks including relapse and possible repeat of index offences (if applicable)
- Through effective partnerships with a full range of social and community services, offer individuals the opportunity to participate in the local community
- Work with external agencies and other providers to create pathways for individuals as their level of support changes
The enabling care model will follow a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach with the emphasis being on engaging service users in day to day structured activity. Each individual will be encouraged to develop their own personalised recovery pathway using the recovery star.
All service users will be managed within the CPA framework and will have six-monthly reviews where measurement outcomes and future care planning is agreed.
Greenhill and Ghyllside
Greenhill and Ghyllside are warm and welcoming community houses in a village location providing transitional accommodation for service users who no longer require hospital level care yet continue to experience severe and enduring mental illness. Greenhill provides accommodation for five females and Ghyllside provides accommodation for four males.
Greenhill and Ghyllside provide an excellent pathway for complex individuals to move out of hospital as both these services are supported by the management and multidisciplinary team from The Priory Hospital Keighley, with regular input on an individual led basis. The service users referred to Greenhill and Ghyllside will present a level of risk that requires them to be supported in a fully staffed accommodation. Both houses provide a homely atmosphere where service users are expected and encouraged to contribute to the successful running of the house.
Both services aim to provide a recovery-focused service within the Care Programme Approach framework promoting social inclusion ensuring service users access all areas of the community. The ethos of both services is to maximise functioning skills, promoting and facilitating independence and ensuring service users have a high quality of life that they are actively encouraged to take responsibility for.
Oakworth dementia care
The Priory Hospital Keighley offers a hospital based service for individuals suffering from neuro-degenerative disorders. The ward features social areas to maximise conversation in small groups. The residents have ready access to the garden, which is secure, and includes sensory areas for them to enjoy.
The ward can accommodate up to nine people. The staff have all received dementia specific training that covers the major types of dementia. The service caters to those who may or may not be detained under the Mental Health Act and who may not be able to be placed in nursing home environments. We aim to support individuals with behaviour that severely challenges, who need close monitoring and the expertise of a multidisciplinary team on an ongoing basis.