What We Do: Specialist hospitals and care homes for adults with learning disability and mental health problems
We are specialists in providing tailored pathways of care and a range of specialist services for individuals with learning disability, mental health problems, autistic spectrum conditions, personality disorder and those with additional complex needs and challenging behaviour.
We have the skills and experience to support people with complex and multiple needs across our integrated services.
Lighthouse provides specialised services to people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Each individually tailored programme of care identifies and supports the individual with their particular issues around communication, sensory difficulties, social interaction, physical healthcare and any behavioural difficulties.
Our unique autism pathway offers a consistent and predictable low stimulus environment that aims to increase the individual’s independence and skills in communication, daily living and self-regulation.
Enhanced Social Care Services- Community Based Services
Our Enhanced Social Care services meet the needs of people with significantly complex and challenging needs. The Enhanced Social Care services are able to support individuals with learning disabilities to enable them to successfully move out of hospital into the community, many of whom have had significantly long stays within hospital, including secure hospitals and have been difficult to place elsewhere. These services are also able to support people who are currently living in the community who due to a crisis require a period of intensive and focused care and support to enable them to return back to their home environment.
Our Enhanced Social Care services creatively meet the priorities identified in Building the Right Support (October 2015) around resettling people who have been in inpatient care for a long period of time and also the need for services which are able to provide a period of intensive support to prevent unnecessary inpatient admissions.
Highly Complex Challenging Behaviour
At Lighthouse we have a niche role in the learning disability and autism sector providing bespoke services for individuals who have profound and severe needs and risks in relation to their complex multiple diagnoses and presenting needs.
We are specialists in providing support for those with high support needs who have a learning disability and / or autism who have associated mental health conditions or personality disorder and who display behaviour that challenges such as self injurious behaviours or risky behaviour such as offending, fire setting and violence and aggression.
We do this by providing flexible and creative solutions focusing on specific customised accommodation and environments and individual treatment packages to meet the individuals’ complex and interconnected needs, many of whom have often struggled to cope in previous services.
We are able to provide bespoke services both in a hospital setting and in the community.
Our services are highly experienced in working with people with personality disorder as a primary or secondary need. We are particularly skilled in working with women both in our mental health and learning disability services. Many of the women we work with have a past history of trauma and/or abuse and are supported through psychologically informed treatment packages.
In our learning disability services we work therapeutically to address issues in relation to personality disorder which often have an impact on people’s behaviour that challenges, using recognised psychological behaviour techniques at a level which is appropriate to the persons understanding.
We provide services for people with a learning disability or mental health issue who also have a forensic or offending background, with the aim of reducing the risks posed through our intensive outcomes focused treatment programmes.
We provide specialist support to those stepping down from secure care in both our locked rehabilitation hospitals and enhanced social care community services. We are able to support those with issues in relation to arson, violence and aggression and we specialise in working with people with a sexual offending history.
We are passionate about delivering great outcomes for the individuals who use our services, and they are always at the heart of everything we do.
We strive to provide the highest standards of care in quality environments and to this end organise regular CPD certified events to which we invite the wider learning disability and mental healthcare communities to help push up standards across a whole range of services and not just those in the Lighthouse network of hospitals. Read more about our most recent CPD certified event- Transforming Care for Individuals with Learning Disability and Complex Needs conference here.
Find out more about our specialist hospital and residential care home services
To find out more about our range of specialist services for adults with learning disability, mental health problems, autistic spectrum condition, personality disorder; to arrange a visit to one of our services or make a referral, call us on 0800 954 2497 or make an enquiry online.
You can also download a copy of our company brochure here