The purpose of Oak is to adapt the environment so as to enable clients to reside in the least restrictive environment and to care for residents who otherwise may have had to reside in more secure services. Because of these adaptations, Oak can care for clients who may struggle in less specific environments. In addition, because of the building design, architecture and specialist staff support Oak can also be used as a step down service for clients currently residing in more secure environments.
Oak is also suitable for people with Autism for whom the care pathway is unclear or those that would benefit from sensory and specific assessments to clarify their future care pathway into less secure or less supportive services. Hence, Oak is suitable for clients with Autism including those with complex needs such as Learning Disability, Physical Disabilities, Sensory Disabilities, Mental Health Problems, Alcohol or Substance misuse problems and/or challenging behaviours.