Orchard provides six intensive residential support service beds which meet the needs of residents who have a learning disability and who may display complex behavioural challenges to themselves, others and services. As an Intensive Support Service, Orchard would be a ‘step-up’ service for those who may have complex needs or who may suffer a relapse. It also offers a ‘step-down’ facility for individuals discharged from hospital on Section 17 Leave or under Guardianship Order (1983 Mental Health Act).
Orchard will provide a care pathway to integrate current and future residential services inclusive of meaningful daytime activity.
Orchard will be a core component in the care pathway for individuals with a learning disability and complex behaviours. This model of care allows a whole system approach and a care pathway that can be re-introduced at varying stages of rehabilitation dependent on the clinical needs of the individual.
The service provides fluidity and a contingency at times of crisis, which allows an effective service provision solution within the Company’s service structures for this complex group of people.