Glenhurst Lodge

Virginia House
Vinters Road
ME14 5DX
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0208 768 8050

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Glenhurst Lodge
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Inspected with an outcome of GOOD on 3rd & 4th February 2020

Inspected with an outcome of GOOD on 1st & 2nd August 2017

Low Secure Unit

Service Description

Glenhurst Lodge is located in Maidstone and within a few minutes’ walk to the town centre with good transport links, being situated no more than a 10-minute walk of two train stations.

Glenhurst Lodge is a specialist care home with nursing for adult males with Mental Health, challenging behaviour, and complex needs. It offers a safe and comfortable environment for up to 22 service users who would benefit from a male only service.

Glenhurst Lodge focusses on supporting service users that may at times present with complex and challenging behaviours and may also require nursing input. Service users may present with difficulties in processing information, function independently in the community and need additional support with everyday life tasks in the least restrictive setting.

The service is divided into two units:

Chartwell Unit (ground floor) ­11 beds

Supporting male service users of a working age with a mental health, neurological conditions, or an acquired brain injury.

Bletchley Unit (first floor) ­11 beds

Supporting male service users typically 65+ who have a mental health presentation, neurological /neurodegenerative condition and require additional nursing support due to deterioration in health and mobility.

This purpose-built environment provides modern amenities. Each unit has a communal therapy kitchen, communal lounge, dining room and wet room with disabled access. Bedrooms are light, airy and spacious with en-suite facilities. Each unit has disabled access to two communal gardens.

There is visitor car parking available as well a public car park opposite to the home.

 The service can cater to the needs of individuals subject to Ministry of Justice (MoJ) restrictions, Community Treatment Orders (CTO’s) – including individuals applicable to Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DoLS) and on Licence as directed by the Parole Board.

As we are registered under the classification of care home with 24-hour nursing support, service users will have ranging needs from support with management of PEG care / catheter care / urostomy & colostomy management / pain management linked to palliative care / tissue viability care.

Referrals may typically be from low and medium secure units, neuro rehabilitation hospitals, locked rehabilitation hospitals, older persons mental health services and community services where placements have broken down due to challenging behaviours.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Males over 18
  • Complex Needs
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Diagnosis of ABI /Neurocognitive disorders
  • Mental health diagnosis
  • Physical disabilities and/or complex needs
  • Risks requiring a more robust community placement
  • A forensic or significant risk history
  • Informal, subject to DOLs, conditional discharges, on a CTO or on licence as directed by the parole board
  • Physical and or neurological disorders such as any type of Dementia, Huntington’s, Korsakoff’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Exclusion criteria

  • Females
  • Males under 18
  • IQ lower then 60 – Moderate to severe LD in the absence of an established IQ score
  • Primary diagnosis of ASD
  • No incidents scoring 4 on the Overt Aggression Scale for the past 3 months
  • Recent history of arson