This service specification covers the provision of a psychologically informed environment providing High Dependency immediate support for adults with a diagnosis of Mental Health, Learning Disability and / or Autism difficulties. The service is specifically aimed at those with complex mental health needs who require immediate support to avoid admission to acute psychiatric hospital and who require a placement of stability and assessment in order to understand and manage symptoms and associated risk behaviours. The service includes the provision for longer term High Dependency Support where individual require a more structures and robust model of care in order to return / move towards independent living.
This service specification describes the structure and interventions provided to support individuals who require a robust and structured support within a place of immediate safety and ongoing high dependency support service. This service specification has been designed to innovatively support individuals with a high level of needs and behaviours that challenge and those that require continued care and treatment due to complex mental health conditions and co-morbidity.