Care pathways at Priory

Learn about the tailored care pathways that Priory provides.

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Priory’s range of services enables us to provide unique and individual care pathways for the people we support. We can provide a seamless transition for each person as they progress between our higher and lower dependency services, with a goal of community living, or greater independence, wherever possible.

Our national network of services include both hospitals and community-based services. This means we're able to deliver care and support across a variety of different settings.

Our services

Priory operate a range of hospitals across the country, which provide services such as:

This allows for patients to either step-up or step-down in acuity, dependent on need, all within the same hospital, or under Priory's continued care. In addition, Priory also provide community-based adult social care services:

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Pathways from hospital into the community

Ultimately, the range of services we provide enable us to offer pathways to more independent living, and into the community, wherever possible. In addition, within these services, we deliver person-centred care which consistently achieves the best possible outcomes.

From the point of admission, we focus on providing a planned pathway towards greater independence, where each person has a completely bespoke transition plan, which considers their unique needs.

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Supporting people with complex needs

Priory has two assessment and transitions directors for complex autism. Their role is to carefully plan the transitions of autistic people who have complex needs. They support seamless care pathways from our hospital to community settings, as well as from services outside Priory. They work closely with our site teams and positive behaviour support (PBS) specialists, to ensure the right support is in place for each person.

Our aim is that people with complex needs are able to live the life that they choose in the community. By providing tailored support to each person in their pathway, we reduce the likelihood of placement breakdowns. The consistent support they receive at every stage enables them to progress at a pace that suits them.

Meet the team

Learn more about Priory's assessment and transitions directors, who support autistic adults with complex needs.

Benefits of care pathways

By offering these care pathways, we provide a wide range of benefits to each person we support.

These include:

  • The opportunity to progress into the right setting for them
  • Environments built around their unique needs, including options for single occupancy inpatient support, residential packages, and supported living schemes
  • Planned and detailed transitions, with key members of staff introduced early
  • Consistent support across their entire pathway
  • An emphasis on co-production, enabling each person to shape their own support and future

Our care pathways also provide a range of benefits to commissioning teams. 

These include:

  • Early identification of changes to support needs and planned new approaches proposed
  • Highly effective PBS specialists to support transitions and behaviour management
  • Decreased likelihood of placement breakdown, due to consistency for the individual
  • Potential phased reduction of funding
  • Clear pathway plans to enable mapped vacancies and placements for future individuals
  • Planned discharge working to end of terms, with support ensuring positive transitions
  • A highly experienced and established management team

Our pathways stories

Hear the incredible stories from the people we support who have been on a care pathway within Priory.

Will's pathway story - Priory Highbank Centre to The Elton Unit

Following a road accident, Will underwent active rehabilitation at Priory Highbank Centre, before stepping down to The Elton Unit.

Julie's transition story - Apple Mews

Julie is an autistic woman who also has a learning disability and Tourette’s syndrome. She came to live at Apple Mews after a structured transition from a secure hospital.

Cameron's pathway story - Priory Hospital Hayes Grove to Sapphire House

Cameron successfully moved into a residential placement at Sapphire House after receiving treatment at Priory Hospital Hayes Grove.

Neil's pathway story - Riverbank to Priory Supported Living Hull

Neil came to Riverbank from a secure forensic service. After developing greater independence, and has since moved on to his own flat in supported living.

Rohan's pathway story - Priory Hospital Mildmay Oaks to The Old Rectory

After Rohan received treatment at Priory Hospital Mildmay Oaks, he was supported to transition back to community living at The Old Rectory.

Millie's story - Eastrop House

Millie is autistic and has a learning disability and epilepsy. She transitioned to an adult placement at Priory Eastrop House from a residential school setting.

Contact us for help, referrals or more information

For further information on Priory services offered to the NHS, or to make a referral, please call our dedicated 24/7 customer service centre.

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