Beech Manor is a 24-hr residential step down unit with nursing support.
Most of the residents have been in our higher supported community hospitals, either at Woodleigh or Southleigh, and have progressed to lesser supported care. Psychological and Occupational Therapy support is provided on an individual basis as required.
It is our aim to provide a supportive and therapeutic environment so that residents can progress and take up opportunities such as voluntary schemes, college, supervised work placements etc.
We work with residents to manage their mental health difficulties in a homely, comfortable, residential setting.
We provide a seamless service by managing CTOs for those no longer requiring detention under Sections 3 or 37 thus streamlining the care pathway – a benefit for both resident and funders alike. The local Recovery Team at Jubilee Medical Centre in Wallington, provide the ongoing CPA management and the GP oversees the residents physical healthcare.
Our Hospital Manager set up The Woodleigh Community 15 years ago as she was convinced those with ongoing and complex mental health and physical health needs could live in a community setting with a high level of support and input. This has been very successful and in addition she also manages Beech Manor, which offers a consistent care pathway for residents as they are well known to the staff team. She qualified as an RGN and RMN in 1982 and 1986, has completed a Dip in Prof Studies, has the Registered Managers Award and completed a BSc(Hons) in Health Studies and Business Management. She has held senior roles in the NHS and Independent sector and enjoys combining her extensive clinical and management skills to provide effective care.
This year she completed the practitioner course in MBT at Anna Freud Institute, London. This training has helped support the recovery process of those with personality difficulties who have been moved into the community.