Changing lives through excellence
Changing lives through excellence
Changing lives through excellence
Changing lives through excellence
Changing lives through excellence
Changing lives through excellence
Changing lives through excellence
Changing lives through excellence

Welcome to Calderstones Partnership

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Our core business is a forensic service. We are commissioned to provide medium secure, low secure and specialist NHS services to adult men and women with learning disabilities or other developmental disorders who present with extremes of serious challenging or offending behaviour. The majority of those we are asked to support come to us after contact with the legal system.

Based in the village of Whalley in the Ribble Valley, we have been operating as a Foundation Trust since 2009. In this period we have continued the modernization of our specialist services through the development of individual care pathways for service users in modern and twenty-first century built accommodation.

We are fully supportive of the principle of least restrictive practice and the discharge of service users into appropriate community locations as quickly as possible, in accordance with policy direction from NHS England. Family visitors are encouraged and we work closely with them, our commissioners and others including the Ministry of Justice to ensure the proper care pathway from secure services into community settings.

In 2016 the Care Quality Commission assessed Calderstones as Good across all its domains; the health regulator Monitor stated we are Green for compliance and the DoH placed the Trust at 27th out of 230 organisations nationally for levels of safety, openness and transparency. Our Medical Director has just been appointed by NHS England as their Associate National Clinical Director for Mental Health Secure Services.

This website shows just some of what we do at Calderstones. Please use it to help find out how we support adults who need forensic learning disability services or how you can access us if you are a carer, a family member, a commissioner, from a local authority or an academic.

Our vision as a Trust is: Changing lives through excellence

Calderstones has been assessed as "Good" in all domains by the Care Quality Commission in February 2016

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For those moving along their care pathway, it is important that they are fully equipped to go on to live successfully in the community: we ensure they have qualifications, experience and good quality CVs. For others, it is important that they develop their skills in money management or ICT to equip them for life in the wider community. For a great many more, the pleasure of enhancing their skills in reading, arts or in a practical subject such as upholstery or gardening, is reason enough to take a course.
 

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