Lombard House is a nine-bedded community locked rehabilitation hospital for males with a history of offending behaviour, who have a learning disability and other conditions including autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs), personality disorders and mental illnesses.
The main house is able to accommodate seven patients and the Lombard House flats offer an extended care pathway for two patients.
Our rehabilitation programme teaches patients independence and transferable skills. Patients are encouraged to develop their skills in a community setting and individual programmes will vary depending on patients' needs, as they progress through their individual rehabilitation programme.
Lombard House's specialist treatment programme focuses on supporting patients to work towards independent living. Patients are supported to improve their independent daily living skills such as:
Patients are also supported to participate in the on-site or community-based Real Work Opportunities (RWO) Programme including employment and voluntary placements.
Our treatment programmes span:
- Assessment and motivational work
- Offence-specific interventions
- Relapse prevention
- Personality disorder symptom reduction
- Preparation for discharge
Focus on Safety
Our absolute priority is to make sure we operate safe and effective services 24/7 and that all staff understand what is required of them to make that happen. Click here to read more.
Lombard House benefits from access to a full range of local community services as well as a range of on-site facilities including:
- Rehabilitation kitchen
- Communal living room
- Games room with pool table and darts board
- Horticultural activities and pond
Lombard House flat is situated within the grounds of Lombard House, offering spacious, open plan living areas and two bedrooms, which provides patients with a further step to independent living.
Referrals and admissions
All patients are detained under the Mental Health Act. The unit accepts males with a primary diagnosis of learning disability who may also have secondary diagnoses of conditions including:
- Asperger syndrome
- Other ASDs
- Personality disorders
- Major mental illnesses
- Substance misuse
Patients are admitted from medium and low secure services or external placements and are supported to work through their individual intensive treatment programme to move to community services.
Learning Disability and Autism Programme (LDAP)
As a specialist rehabilitation and recovery service, Priory Avalon also supports the LDAP Agenda. To learn more, please click here to read our full Learning Disability and Autism Programme (LDAP) guide.
Enquiries and Referrals
For further information on Priory services offered to the NHS, or to make a referral, please call our dedicated 24/7 customer service centre on 0800 090 1356. Alternatively, click here to submit an enquiry form
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