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Edge Brook – Specialist Eating Disorder Service

Since 2012, Care in Mind been offering specialist mental health packages to young people aged 16-30 in residential care settings. Our innovative and evidence-based model of care aims to support young people presenting with high levels of risk and complexity in the least restrictive setting.

Edge Brook is our newest service development, providing specialist mental health residential support for young people with complex eating disorder presentations. Our unique model provides 24/7 on-call and crisis interventions to support our young people in maintaining a community placement, avoiding readmission, and progressing with their recovery.

At Care in Mind, placing the young person at the centre of their care is central to our ethos. Each young person benefits from support by our residential staff team, who have considerable training to support them in managing complex ED / mental health presentations, and specialist support provided by our comprehensive consultant-led MDT, with expertise in working with eating disorders.

At Edge Brook, the core elements of the Care in Mind model underpin the way in which we support young people, with additional specialist interventions to support the complex ED client group, based on comprehensive individual assessment and formulation.

Edge Brook is a  located in a quiet suburb of Bolton, with links to nearby Manchester. It is a spacious, comfortable home with a well-maintained garden space to be enjoyed in the warmer months. Each of the five bedrooms are of a good size, with young people being encouraged to make their bedroom into their own space when living at Care in Mind.

All our young people participate in the daily running of the house, therefore developing their independence skills. The young people have a monthly house meeting where they can, if needed, discuss any concerns with each other in a controlled environment, supporting the ongoing development of interpersonal skills and effectiveness.

 

Ashurst – Bolton

Ashurst is a beautiful detached home located in a quiet suburb of Bolton, with links to nearby Manchester. It is a spacious, comfortable home with a well-maintained garden space to be enjoyed in the warmer months. Each of the five bedrooms are of a good size, with young people being encouraged to make their bedroom into their own space when living at Care in Mind.

All our young people participate in the daily running of the house, therefore developing their independence skills. The young people have a monthly house meeting where they can, if needed, discuss any concerns with each other in a controlled environment, supporting the ongoing development of interpersonal skills and effectiveness.

Young people benefit from the use of the Structured Clinical Management model, which provides a problem-solving focus along with routine and consistency for clinical sessions.  It is complementary to the Safewards for Safe Homes model that we use within the residential team.  The residential and clinical teams work effectively and collaboratively.  Allocated clinicians are supported by the use of the Mental Health Recovery Star, to work with the young people to achieve their recovery goals.

All of the young people’s activities are scheduled onto weekly planners, completed by the young people to ensure they have planned their week ahead, offering the structure and containment that they often need.

Woodside – Fixby

Woodside opened in November 2019 and is a large detached house on the outskirts of Huddersfield. The team work to Care in Mind’s established and innovative model of care, aiming to support young people to transition into independent living. Woodside offers placements for up to 5 young people, aged 16-25. Therapeutic risk management and least restrictive practice are integral to the way we work.

Our residential team work closely with the clinical team to ensure our young people receive individually tailored, consistent and clinically effective residential care. The house is associated with our Yorkshire hub in Birstall, which is where the clinical team are based and where meetings and therapy sessions take place. The clinical team use a Structured Clinical Management approach (SCM-A), adapted for young adults, offering group and individual sessions.

The team also use the Safewards for Safehomes model; an evidence based approach identifying factors that reduce ‘conflict and containment’.

Woodside is a large, homely environment, providing a stable setting to support recovery. The house has a large living area, with a separate ‘chill out’ space and an extra lounge that can be used for clinical sessions. There is also a separate kitchen / dining area. The house is set in extensive grounds, with no less than three gardens; so there is plenty of external space for outdoor activities. We are located not far from Huddersfield, with a direct bus route into the town centre and easy access to all the amenities it has to offer, including colleges, shopping, restaurants and leisure activities.

Each young person has a weekly activity planner, personalised to them, to plan their activities for the week. This includes clinical sessions, education and house activities such as movie or pamper nights, as well as any other appointments or individual plans for the week.

Exterior of Woodside from the front of the house Large garden at front of Woodside Wall art at Woodside saying "Live Well, laugh often, love much"

Large lunge at Woodside, Care in Mind Woodside house exterior from the side Chill outcorner in lounge at Woodside, Care in Mind

Cherryhurst – West Kirby

Cherryhurst is located in West Kirby, Wirral, and will offer specialist residential placements for up to 5 young adults aged 16-25 with complex mental health needs. Working to Care in Mind’s established and innovative model of care, the service will support young people presenting with high levels of complexity and risk in the least restrictive setting.

Young adults may transition to Cherryhurst from inpatient settings, and we can also provide an alternative to hospital admission as we are able to manage significant levels of risk in a least restrictive community environment. Our unique model provides 24/7 on-call and crisis intervention, to support young adults to maintain their community placement and avoid readmission.

Our evidence-based model of care is supported by a structured MDT including Clinical Nurse Specialists, Psychologists and Consultant Psychiatrists.

Cherryhurst is a spacious, detached property located in a quiet community setting. The house has a large open plan kitchen/lounge area, as well as a second lounge, providing plenty of communal space for the individuals placed there. There are 5 bedrooms, some with en-suite bathrooms.

 

Cherryhurst's large lounge  One of Cherryhurst's 5 bedrooms

Cherryhurst's back garden  Cherryhurst's open-plan Kitchen and Lounge area

Elmhurst – Stockport

Elmhurst is a  detached property situated in Offerton, close to Stockport town centre, with excellent public transport links.  The house has a homely feel and has a large lounge for young people to enjoy communal time with their peers as well as a smaller space for young people to engage in activities or quieter time. Offerton is a busy community with lots of local amenities including restaurants and a leisure centre, providing lots of opportunities for young people to access meaningful vocational and leisure activities whilst building their independence skills.

The Elmhurst team work collaboratively with the young people from the point of assessment and during transition, to identify their goals and develop individualised care plans and effective risk management strategies, which are reviewed regularly, ensuring they remain relevant and meaningful for the young person and provide a sense of continued progress and achievement. The use of the Mental Health Recovery Star within the CPA process provides a structure for this person-centred care planning so that each young person can work toward their individualised goals throughout their recovery pathway.

The residential team work effectively and collaboratively with the clinical team, through regular multidisciplinary meetings and reviews, to ensure the highest quality of evidence-based care is delivered consistently.

The young people are invited to attend young person feedback groups and house meetings to ensure inclusion and collaboration within all elements of the therapeutic package of care and their home.

 

The large lounge area in Elmhurst, Stockport  The large kitchen in Elmhurst, Stockport

The bathroom in Elmhurst, Care in Mind's service based in Stockport  The Young Person's area in Elmhurst, Stockport

Brockenhurst – Warrington

Brockenhurst is a beautiful detached property situated in a quiet suburb of Warrington which is easily accessible via public transport links.  The house is spacious and bright with a lovely open plan kitchen dining area, which is considered the hub of the house.  The bedrooms are spacious and well decorated, creating a bright and calm atmosphere.  There is a canal nearby along which young people and staff can walk into the nearby village of Appleton.  There are plenty of local amenities including restaurants and a leisure centre, which allows the young people to access meaningful vocational and leisure activities whilst building on their independence skills.

The Brockenhurst team work collaboratively with the young people from the point of assessment and transition to identify their goals, and develop person-centred individualised care plans which are reviewed regularly, ensuring they are relevant, remain meaningful for the young person, and provide a sense of continued progress and achievement.

The young people are invited to attend young person feedback groups and house meetings to ensure inclusion and collaboration within all elements of the therapeutic package of care and their home.

Westfield House – Wirral

Westfield House is a detached house located in Neston in Wirral.  It is close to local travel links for Liverpool and Manchester.  The house is set back from the main road with its own private drive.  There is a large garden to the rear of the house with a vegetable patch, greenhouse and summer house, giving the young people opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge of sustainable living.

The house is large and bright with plenty of space for community life.  There is a Zen area which is a colourful and comfortable area to give our young people the opportunity to relax, there are also two kitchens, which allows young people to  develop their culinary skills and confidence in the kitchen in a separate space. Westfield has 1 communal area and a separate relaxation room with a PlayStation and TV.

There are plenty of local amenities for the young people to enjoy, including restaurants, parks and shopping outlets, which ensures the young people have access to appropriate vocational and leisure activities within the structure of their weekly plans.

Lyndhurst – Liversedge

Having been established in 2014, Lyndhurst is one of our more ‘mature’ Care in Mind homes and many of the staff team have worked at the home since its opening. The staff team have an excellent understanding of the Care in Mind model and Safewards for Safe Homes principles are integral to all the staff interventions.

The team recognise that they play a key part in a young person’s recovery and understand the need for encouragement and the ongoing development and promotion of independence skills.

This dedication and understanding has resulted in our last three residents successfully transitioning out of the home to more independent living, with one having recently secured fulltime employment as a learning disability support worker, which she is really enjoying.

The staff team actively encourage engagement with the clinical team and work with the young people to ensure sessions are planned in advance, ensuring staff are available to assist them in getting to therapeutic sessions as well as supporting them afterwards. The residential team work collaboratively with allocated  clinicians, enabling effective communication and true, consistent multidisciplinary working.

Lyndhurst provides a homely, friendly environment where staff do their very best to make all young people and visitors feel welcome.  Living at Lyndhurst provides a stable environment to enable recovery.  We have a great group of young people and the staff are fun and enjoy working at Lyndhurst.  During their last inspection of the home the CQC found that  “care was highly person centred with young people at the heart of what took place in the home”.

Lyndhurst is situated on a residential street in the small town of Liversedge on the outskirts of Huddersfield, near to the city of Leeds.  Lyndhurst is an Edwardian building with lovely spacious rooms including five large bedrooms and plenty of communal areas where young people can relax.  There is a fabulous back garden with a large lawn and a decking area… perfect for BBQs and dining ‘al fresco’ when the weather allows.  Lyndhurst provides many opportunities for activities in the community and in the home.  Locally there are shopping facilities, bowling, cinema etc. which are just a short bus ride away.  There are several places to eat in the local area. Transport is easily accessible in the local area with a main bus route at the bottom of the road and a train station a few miles away.

In-house we like to cook, bake, have movie nights, play board games plus any suggestions the staff or young people may have.

Willowhurst – Preston

Willowhurst is a detached 5-bed house set in its own secluded grounds. The house has a large garden with a lovely summer house and vegetable patches allowing the young people to engage in outside activities.

Willowhurst is 3 miles from Preston with good access to transport links and local amenities.

Effective implementation of the Safewards for Safe Homes model means that the young people at Willowhurst are clear regarding the home’s mutual expectations, from supporting the running of the house and playing an active role in their care planning and reviews, through to taking part in-house meetings, therefore feeling fully involved in all decisions about the home. The Care in Mind ethos of “no decision about me without me” is well embedded throughout the home and staff interventions, facilitating a collaborative and inclusive approach to care.

All the young people actively particulate in the completion of the Mental Health Recovery STAR and have individualised care plans in order to be supported to achieve their own goals and fulfill their potential.

The staff team at Willowhurst have created a positive, friendly environment to support the young people in their recovery pathway, supported by effective multidisciplinary team working.

 

The downstairs lounge area in Willowhurst, Care in Mind's service in Preston  The Young Person's area in Willowhurst, Preston

The large garden at the rear of Willowhurst  The kitchen and dining area in Willowhurst

Stubble Bank Service - Ramsbottom - Care in Mind

Stubble Bank – Ramsbottom

Stubble Bank is a double bay-fronted, five bedroomed Victorian detached house within a short drive of the town centre. The house has extensive original  features throughout. The main house offers spacious communal areas and five bedrooms for young people.  The young people at Stubble Bank have added their personal touches to the home which creates a really homely atmosphere.

All our young people participate in the daily running of the house, therefore developing their independence skills. The young people have a monthly house meeting where they can, if needed, discuss any concerns with each other in a controlled environment, supporting the ongoing development of interpersonal skills and effectiveness.

Young people benefit from the use of the Structured Clinical Management model, which provides a problem-solving focus along with routine and consistency for clinical sessions.  It is complementary to the Safewards for Safe Homes model that we use within the residential team.  The residential and clinical teams work effectively and collaboratively.  Allocated clinicians are supported by the use of the Mental Health Recovery Star, to work with the young people to achieve their recovery goals.

All of the young people’s activities are scheduled onto weekly planners, completed by the young people to ensure they have planned their week ahead, offering the structure and containment that they often need.

The young people have a range of animals which are all cared for by them, including managing their own finances to do this appropriately, supporting the further development of independence skills.

The staff team at Stubble Bank bring enthusiasm and motivation, which encourages the young people to work towards personal goals and feel proud of their achievements. The commitment from the staff team really shows, and the positive feedback from both external  professionals and stakeholders, as well as the young people who have moved on, evidences this.