The Woodlands Unit is a 5-bed residential service providing a self-contained transitional community service offering therapeutic treatment for adults with learning disabilities and autism who may also have diagnosed and undiagnosed mental health conditions.
This service specification covers the provision of a transition service for people diagnosed with a Learning Disability and/or autism who have a forensic history. The service is specifically aimed at those with complex needs and require support to reduce behaviours of distress and require support to move into a community setting and away from hospital services.
This service specification describes the structure and interventions provided to support individuals who require a robust and structured support in a community setting and has been designed to support individuals with a high level of needs with behaviours that challenge.
They are in most cases part of the Care and Treatments Reviews in accordance with the Transformation of Care Agenda to support people in ‘Homes and not Hospitals’. The service specification has also been written in conjunction with CQC Registering the Right Support and NHS England’s Guidance on Building the Right Support living in the community.