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This rehabilitation unit is an 18 bed in-patient service, centrally located in Bacup, Lancashire. The service is designed to support those with complex mental health needs due to mental illness or acquired brain injuries to maximise their recovery and support individuals to transition back into the community. Kibo works collaboratively with the individuals in our care to support them to achieve their goals and transition into the community. Kibo has 18 en-suite bedroom across three floors. Each floor has more than one lounge space with the benefit of a group room and a kitchen. We aim to be one of the only units in the UK who adopt a relentlessly positive. Approach to service user care and support.
Kibo Hospital Services Limited (“the company”) has bought the land (The Health Centre, Yorkshire Street, Bacup OL13 9AL) and has entered into an JCT Contract with Pooch Limited to build a specialist mental health rehabilitation hospital for the period of 14 months. The construction is currently on going and targeted to complete by March 2020 for operation.
The proposed facilities will be 18 bed mental health rehabilitation service for men with complex mental health needs. Further Training and assessment for the staff will also be provided by the Consultant in Forensic Neurorehabilitation. However, Assessment of clinical progress and treatment of advice as well as the initial training for the staffs are provided by the consultant starting January 2019.
Our overarching approach is based on principles of cognitive and behavioural neurorehabilitation. The focus is on reducing cognitive loading, compensating for any cognitive deficits and managing behaviours that challenge informed by functional analysis of behaviour. The treatment programme includes provision of external compensatory aids (e.g. notebooks, planners), regular orientation, providing a structured daytime routine, managing communication and providing information commensurate to the patient’s level of cognitive functioning. Occupational therapy and psychological interventions are tailored to meet the needs of patients with cognitive difficulties. Speech and language therapy and physiotherapy is offered if required. Psychoeducation including brain injury awareness is offered in-group or individual sessions. Psychotropic medications are used when required to manage aggression, impulsivity and any comorbid anxiety, mood or psychotic disorders. Physical health care needs are addressed through our weekly visiting GP service and specialist hospital appointments are facilitated as and when required.
We have dedicated wards for men with complex mental health needs arising due to a combination of mental illness, personality difficulties and substance misuse. Complex Mental Health presentations are commonly associated with chaotic, traumatic, abusive, and neglectful experiences. Patients have often experienced one or more significant life event of considerable etiological significance. Although organic, biological and genetic influences are considered, our focus is towards a move away from primarily pharmacological intervention (albeit retaining the use of medication as an important adjunctive treatment) towards psychological, social, and other non-pharmacological interventions. Service users are supported to achieve their potential and to recover/develop skills which will support them to live independently. This again should be relevant to the patient’s life, their; hobbies, relationships and ambitions.
In addition to the rehabilitation unit Kibo operates Balance care is a dedicated range of services for men and women with complex mental health and social care needs - helping each person we support to achieve and maintain their full potential. We provide care and support to people living in supported living settings, so that people can live in their own home and reach greater autonomy, social integration and independence Aim of supported living The aim of our Supported Living services is to continue to equip the people we support with the necessary skills and competencies to move on to greater independence and engagement in the community at their earliest opportunity.
Please navigate to www.balancecare.co.uk for more details