Knightsbridge House is a nine-bedded hospital in Fareham, which provides assessment and treatment in both open rehabilitation and supported living settings for males with a learning disability and complex mental health needs.
Solent House, within the main grounds, is a four-bedded detached house providing simulated supported living accommodation for males and females who are ready for greater independence and want to put their skills for living into practice, before they are discharged into community settings.
Knightsbridge House and Solent House adopt the positive behaviour support approach, which is an evidence-based process with a primary goal of increasing an individual’s quality of life, and a secondary goal of decreasing the frequency and severity of their behaviours that challenge.
We provide care to individuals in the most appropriate setting and aim to offer highly personalised care and support which is proactive, planned and co-ordinated, empowering the patient to have more control and choice over what their programme involves.
Both units recognise that the people in our care are part of a wider circle of family, friends and networks which are important to them. We aim to work in partnership with them to ensure that we provide the right service and also support them in their own right as carers. We are happy to provide updates, with patient consent, by means of email or phone.
We also provide community-based and work placement activities. Patients participate in leisure activities and practise their daily living skills through community activities, including:
- Trips to the town centre to participate in gym, swimming and other leisure facilities
- College courses
- Work placement opportunities
- Visits to nearby coastal and rural areas
- Courses at the local arts centre
- Animal-related activities
- Horticulture projects
- Using public transport
We believe that the environment in which treatment takes place is as important as the therapy itself so we provide:
- En-suite bedrooms
- Relaxing lounge areas
- Large, spacious dining room
- An activities room
- A training kitchen where people are encouraged to cook for themselves, make snacks and drinks
- Gardens for horticulture projects
- Outdoor spaces for relaxation
Our service is delivered by a core staff team consisting of:
- Service manager
- Registered nurses (RNLDs/RMNs)
- Therapy team
- Support workers
- Therapy assistants
The service has access to a full multidisciplinary team which includes a consultant psychiatrist, occupational therapist, clinical psychologist and a speech and language therapist (SaLT).
Referrals and admissions
This service is suitable for:
- Adults with a diagnosis of learning/intellectual disability and/or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)
- People who also present with additional mental health needs
- People with a history of challenging behaviours and a forensic history
- Those detained under the Mental Health Act
- People who are under Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Those who may have experienced several failed admissions to other places
Enquiries and Referrals
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