Cygnet Health Care

4 Millbank
Westminster
London SW1P 3JA

Tel: 07872 401048
Contact: Rachael Chamberlain

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care.

Cygnet Health Care’s neuropsychiatric services offer care and treatment to those affected by acquired brain injuries where behaviours which challenge are the primary symptom. They are safe and secure places to aid recovery as well as offering those diagnosed with a progressive neurological disease, like Huntington’s Disease, a caring and longer term placement to support and help manage the progression of symptoms.

We provide a resource intensive in-house Neuropsychiatry inter-disciplinary team dedicated to the service users. Our person-centred approach puts the individual at the centre of their treatment and discharge planning. Services offer a wide range of activities and facilities to promote independent function. Positive behaviour goals are focused on discharge planning to support service users to return to community living – either with support or independently.

Our service user profile:

  • Men aged 18+ affected by a neurological condition where challenging behaviour is the leading impairment
  • May be detained under the Mental Health Act, informal or subject to DoLS
  • May have a forensic history
  • Diagnosis of:

◦Established or suspected Acquired Brain Injury including those sustained through trauma, anoxia, stroke, tumour, virus or infection

◦Established or suspected neurodegenerative conditions including Huntington’s Disease

◦Specialist Dementia e.g. Pick’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia

◦Korsakoff’s Syndrome or other substance abuse related brain injury

 

  • Presenting symptoms may include:

◦Dysphasia or other communication problems

◦Dysphagia with or without the requirement of PEG support/modified diets

◦Moderate to severe cognitive impairment

◦Respiratory difficulty requiring support of BiPAP (Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure) or CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)

◦Mobility impairments

 

  • Presenting comorbidities may include:

◦Psychiatric disorders including psychoses

◦Complex epilepsy

◦Post-ictal psychosis

◦Organic personality disorder