Christchurch Group is delighted to have been shortlisted for a LaingBuisson Award 2015 for our neurological rehabilitation pathway in Northampton.
The LaingBuisson Awards exist to recognise and reward the invaluable contribution that private, independent and voluntary sector providers make to the patients in the UK. We are looking forward to attending the 10th Annual Awards Celebrations on 11 November 2015.
Entry 2015 – Care Pathways:
Christchurch Group’s Northampton services provide a true neurorehabilitation pathway to home.
Christchurch Group’s Northampton services began with a 21 bed unit at 2 Christchurch Road in 1999. Over the past 16 years, the service provided by Christchurch Group has developed to provide a goal oriented, patient-centred pathway of neurorehabilitation for 40 residents, though slow stream services and eventual discharge to home.In Northampton, Christchurch Group provides excellence in neurorehabilitation in a true local community setting. Recently rated Good in all indicators under the CQC’s new inspection regime, the service is also a Headway Approved Provider. Registered Home Manager Jo Wilkins manages a team of rehabilitation assistants in Northampton, who work with the multidisciplinary therapy team.
Residents are able to access a pathway of care through the slow stream services provided at three locations in Northampton – Christchurch View, Lloyd House and Abington View. Following an acute injury and subsequent rehabilitation, residents enter Christchurch Northampton centres for rehabilitation, led by the team of consultants and multi-disciplinary therapists. Each resident works with the therapy team to provide a bespoke plan of rehabilitation comprising physiotherapy, psychology and psychiatry, speech and language and occupational therapy.
Christchurch View provides 19 single bed en-suite rooms with full support from the rehabilitation assistants, therapy team and a chef. As the resident progresses through their rehabilitation programme and achieves their goals, they have the opportunity to move to a bedsit within the unit, which allows them to cook for themselves and live with more independence. Following further progress, residents can move to the Transitional Rehabilitation Unit at Lloyd House. This self-contained flat, with its own front door, has four bedrooms and a communal living and cooking area, allows even more independence for residents. The residents are responsibility for looking after two rescued cats – Smudge at Christchurch View and Tom at Lloyd House. The cats are well-loved pets who enhance the home from home environment.
The last stage of the Christchurch Group pathway in Northampton is the opportunity to live in a non clinical environment at Abington View, a three bed female only house opposite Abington Park, or in a 1 bed flat at Lloyd House. While there is always a member of staff available on site, this final stage of the pathway allows residents to become more confident and independent, ready to discharge into the community or to home.