Field House specialist learning disability hospital, Alfreton, Derbyshire

Field House Hospital Residential Care for Dementia, Alzheimer, ASD, Asperger's and learning disabled patients

Field House provides specialist care for 10 men with a learning disability and complex needs such as physical and mental health issues, personality disorder and dementia, who may also have a forensic history.

Our aim is to re-register this service to become a residential care home with nursing to meet the longer term needs of our client group.

The service is staffed 24/7 by a dedicated team of registered nurses and support workers. Clinical input from psychology, SALT and psychiatry disciplines is also available as required. 

The service at Field House is a pathway service configured specifically for men who have been in hospital or secure services for some time and require longer term care in a safe and supportive residential setting in the community, where their needs around their physical health and or the ageing process can be effectively met. 

The aim of the service is to encourage individuals to lead a full and valued life, enabling them to live more independently through a programme of active community engagement, developing meaningful social networks, managing risk and developing robust coping strategies.

My relative is comfortable at Field House. He is well cared for and the staff are kind and considerate. He seems contented and I couldn't ask for more.”

Relative of Service User

An overview of Field House 

Field House is situated within walking distance of the market town of  Alfreton, Derbyshire where local amenities include shops, recreational and religious facilities.  The town provides a quiet local environment to enable people to engage in their care programme. Field House Enhanced Social Care Service, Alfreton, Derbyshire

The homely service provides 10 single bedrooms with en-suite WC facilities and some with shower facilities.  There are additional assisted bathrooms and toilet facilities within the home. All bedrooms have television points. Field House has a spacious and comfortable communal lounge along with a large conservatory / activity room which opens on to an enclosed garden with beautiful views over the Derbyshire countryside.  Field House has a separate dining room, kitchen and a utility room with laundry facilities and a separate well equipped skills kitchen.  There is also a further comfortable lounge close to the entrance where service users can meet family and friends.

“I felt compelled to get in touch with you to tell you how impressed I was with the care the staff at Field House provide. The two carers I saw were truly wonderful with the man they were looking after and it was so nice to see the excellent care he was receiving.”

Jenny Driver, Retired Midwife & Health Care Visitor with 42 years’ experience


Person Centred care incorporates the following elements:

  • Individually tailored recovery and rehabilitation pathways
  • Care  delivered and reviewed following My Plan 
  • Positive risk taking
  • Strengths based approach
  • Positive behaviour management  strategies
  • Access to meaningful and stimulating activity seven days a week
  • Developing independent living skills and community engagement
  • A strong emphasis on safeguarding
  • Robust clinical governance
  • Access to independent advocacy
  • Strong multiagency and family partnerships to ensure a holistic package of care and pathway

Service Outcome

Field House aims to deliver the following outcomes:

  • Improvements in quality of life
  • Greater choice, control and independence
  • Effective management of behavior
  • Reduction of risk
  • Good physical health
  • Improved self-esteem and self worth
  • Social inclusion
  • Dignity and respect

About Field House

Field House is located in Alfreton, in Derbyshire within the East Midlands.  Alfreton is close to motorway networks and only an hour by car from Leeds, Leicester and Stoke-on-Trent. The town is served by regular train services to/from Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham.


Field House Learning Disability Hospital

8.4 Review Score
based on 2 reviews

8 Dec 2016: Paul M (Brother of Resident)
I cannot praise enough the service my brother receives at Field House. The staff are exceptional, the accommodation is...more

1 Oct 2015: Peter R (Brother of Resident)
My brother is comfortable and secure at Field House. He is well cared for and the staff are kind...more

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Contact Details

To discuss the Enhanced Social Care Service at Field House in more detail, arrange a visit or make a referral please contact:

Janine Strange, Key Relationships Manager | Tel: 0800 954 2497

Address: Field House, Chesterfield Road, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7DT - MAP

Tel: 01773 838150

Angela Kemsley, Hospital Manager |