We offer open rehabilitation for older men with chronic mental health and dementia that present with challenging behaviour that may have resulted in contact with the criminal justice system. Referrals are largely made by the clinical commissioning groups and local NHS, which often places people whose needs have not been met by other service providers.
We provide step-down support from ‘low-secure’ or locked rehabilitation for individuals that are detained but no longer need the high level of risk management that is associated with secure facilities.
Our slow stream care pathway is designed to meet the longer term needs of service users and reflects St Matthew’s ethos of providing personalised care to each individual within a safe environment.
Patents are reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team including psychologists and occupational therapists led by Professor Graeme Yorston, a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist with extensive experience in forensic, rehabilitation and old age psychiatry.
A range of therapeutic activities both on site and in the local community is available including supervised work placements and education. Family members are encouraged to visit and get involved with quality monitoring initiatives.