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About this location
Heath Road
CO16 0BX
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Telephone 01255 871 017
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Oaktree Manor is a low secure hospital which specialises in the assessment and treatment of male and female adults with a primary diagnosis of learning/intellectual disability. Patients may also present with severe challenging behaviours, and extensive forensic histories.

We also treat co-existing conditions of mental illness such as personality disorder, sensory impairment, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and Asperger syndrome. The hospital benefits from a unique autism diagnostic pathway.

Our approach

Oaktree Manor's specialist clinical programmes are provided by a full-time, experienced multidisciplinary team on either a one-to-one or group therapy basis. Patient diagnostic screening is completed for learning disabilities, mental health, autism, personality disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders. We utilise evidence-based outcome measures to meet the specific needs of our patients. 

Our intensive, patient-focused treatment programme is based on:

  • Positive behaviour support
  • Reducing restrictive interventions
  • Risk reduction including self-harm and suicide prevention
  • Relapse prevention
  • Independent living skills
  • Vocational engagement
  • Social inclusion
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Skills system emotional regulation programme
  • Emotional regulation group interventions
  • Relationships group
  • Problem solving and motivation
  • Offence-specific work including sex offending treatment and fire-setting treatment programmes
  • Autism diagnostic pathway and ASD-specific programmes
  • Discharge and transition planning
  • Individual communication programmes
  • Occupational therapy programmes
  • Real work opportunities (RWOs) and educational programmes

We aim to prepare the patient to move through their discharge pathway to the most appropriate placement, in a timely and safe manner.

"Oaktree Manor taught me how to get back to the community slowly. It's helped me learn important life skills...I'm excited about moving on and I'll hopefully get to go on to supported living." Patient at Oaktree Manor

RWOs support the patient to identify and develop job-specific skills, strengths and experience. We offer a range of on-site and (where possible) community-based RWOs which develop the skills of individual patients, further preparing them for a community-based placement.

Speech and language therapy

Oaktree Manor benefits from a speech and language therapist (SaLT) who completes full screening and assessment of communication needs on admission. They also complete communication care plans and carry out a range of one-to-one and group therapy interventions which include Tacpac Lego-based therapy and intensive interaction and colour semantics.

"My daughter has been the happiest she has been in a long time and looks well cared for. I have seen a lot of progress in her behaviour since her admission to Oaktree Manor and I am grateful to the staff teams for the work that they have done with her. I enjoy my visits and I am supported to take her out into the community. The plans to move her on are very clear and I look forward to her discharge into the community.” Mother of a patient

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Enquiries and Referrals

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