The Langford Centre

55 – 65 De La Warr Road
East Sussex
TN40 2JE
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0208 768 8050

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The Langford Centre
CQC overall rating
Mental Health Rehabilitation

Service Description

The Langford Centre offer two High Dependency Rehabilitation services, both Balmoral ward and Seaford ward can support up to eleven Service Users presenting with Mental Health conditions, challenging behaviour and complex needs. The Langford Centre is specifically designed to cater to the needs of Service Users with complex Mental Health conditions, long-term psychiatric conditions, including Personality Disorders with behaviours that challenge and increased risks to themselves and others.

We accept referrals for Service Users who may present with ongoing risks that make it difficult for them to transition safely to the community and are ineligible for Low Secure services. The service caters to those whose condition has required prolonged hospitalisation in acute, secure or non-secure services, including individuals with several failed attempts to live in the community. Our philosophy of care puts our Service Users at the centre and is designed to work collaboratively with carers, commissioners and other stakeholders to promote recovery and progress towards a safe transition back in to the community.

Consultant psychiatrist and junior doctors 

Specialised in the treatment of men and women with complex long-term Mental Health conditions with significant risk histories with the aim to optimise medication and maximise physical and mental wellbeing.

Occupational therapy 

Focused on assessing the needs of Service Users with long-term complex Mental Health problems, particularly those hard to engage. Our Occupational Therapist prepares bespoke programmes to maximise activity, social inclusion, function and minimise behavioural outbursts. We also select activities that are consistent with the background and personal history of each Service User in our care that can be carried out safely. They range from basic leisure activities to voluntary and vocational endeavours.

Consultant clinical and forensic psychologists

Specialising in the assessment and treatment of Service Users with complex Mental Health problems with particular expertise in risk assessment and in delivering various specialised treatments for those with a history of self-harming, personality disorder and offending.


Trained to support rehabilitation, promote engagement, and maximise both physical and Mental Health. Our nurses are experienced in managing self-harm, aggressive and agitated behaviours and minimising risk. 

Social work 

Focuses on empowering and enabling our Service Users to fulfil, understand and manage critical social factors including religious beliefs, relationships, employment, housing and finances to promote confidence and instil key skills for independent functioning.

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

  • Men & Women age 18+
  • Primary diagnosis of long term mental health
  • May have secondary diagnoses e.G. Mild learning disability
  • Complex needs and behaviours that challenge
  • May be treatment-resistant
  • May have failed multiple attempts to transition to the community
  • May have a history of violence
  • May have a history of sex offending
  • May be detained under the mental health act (including restricted sections), subject to dols or informal
  • May have a history of arson
  • May have offence-related behaviours
  • May have a history of repeated suicide attempts
  • May present with self-injurious behaviours