Lombard House is a 7 bedded community locked rehabilitation hospital for men with a history of offending behaviour who have learning disability and other conditions including autistic spectrum disorders, personality disorders and mental illnesses.
Patients are admitted from medium and low secure services or external placements and are supported to work through their individual intensive treatment programme to move to the nearby residential community service or through their own local provision.
We provide a holistic and individual approach to ensure patients achieve their full potential of safe living in the least restrictive environment. Lombard House is part of a full discharge pathway which includes medium and low secure services, community locked rehabilitation and residential services.
Our rehabilitation programme teaches patients independence and transferable skills. Patients are encouraged to develop their skills in a community setting and individual programmes will vary dependent on patients' needs as they progress through their individual rehabilitation programme. Patients are supported to participate in the onsite or community based real work opportunities programme including employment and voluntary placements.
- Our treatment programme spans:
- Assessment and motivational work
- Personality disorder symptom reduction
- Relapse prevention
- Preparation for discharge and follow-up care
Lombard House benefits from access to a full range of local community services as well as a range of on-site facilities including:
- Rehabilitation kitchen
- Communal living room
- Games room with pool table and darts board
- Dining room
- Horticultural activities
Lombard House flat is situated within the grounds of Lombard House, offering spacious open plan living areas and 2 bedrooms and provides patients with a further step to independent living.
Rosario has worked in mental health and learning disability settings for 25 years. Over the years she has developed an extensive knowledge of the operational management, during a time that Partnerships in Care has significantly increased its number of beds across the UK.
A member of the Corporate Management Group, Rosario has been with PiC since August 1989. In the summer of 2001 Rosario was appointed to the position of Executive Director for Partnerships in Care Learning Disability Services and in 2010 became the Regional Executive Director for PiC East of England Services, based at St John's House Hospital.
Fungai Nhiwatiwa, Unit Manager, PiC Learning Disability Services has held clinical and managerial roles within PiC since joining us 19 years ago. He holds post graduate qualifications from Cambridge University, has a BSc Hons gained following his qualification as a registered mental health nurse and has received an ENB Higher Award – Enhanced Practice in Mental Health.
Dr Hoare has been Clinical Director at PiC Learning Disability Services since October 1996. Before joining PiC Dr Hoare worked as a Medical Director in the NHS.
His specialist area is in forensic psychiatry of learning disability. He trained in London, Cambridge and Norwich.