Who is this service for?
This service is for adults with a learning disability who also have complex and difficult to manage behaviours which can't be assessed or treated safely in community based settings.
Get access to this service
Speak to your GP or health professional if you're concerned about a person with complex learning disabilities.
Referrals are made via our Clinical Manager and managed through our bed meeting process. If we feel this service may be suitable, we will carry out an assessment to find out what the individual needs of that person are.
Funding is required to access this service which will need to be arranged with the relevant commissioner. Admissions to this service are planned so will always be arranged in advance.
How we can help
Willow provides intensive support, assessment and treatment through our unit based at the Tom Rudd Unit, Moorgreen Hospital. The unit has six beds which are supported by a highly trained team of staff.
The team is made up of Nurses, Therapists and specialists in:
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
Our team provide a multi-disciplinary approach to the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviours using recognised, evidenced-based approaches.
Support is provided 24 hours a day and we are able to bring in more staff flexibly according to the needs of people staying there.
Assessments carried out at Willow are designed to examine the specific needs of a person and to find out what influences their behaviour.
We will also look at how a person can develop alternative, positive skills which can help them to replace their challenging behaviours using the model of 'Positive Behavioural Support'.
Sensory Integration Suite
Our Sensory Integration Suite can help staff identify some of the difficulties people can have with processing everyday experiences.
Some people with learning or behavioural difficulties may behave in a certain way because of a conflict in their brain caused by the way they experience movement, sound, light or touch.
The suite will allow us to help people find better ways of coping with that conflicting information in the brain, perhaps through play or movement.