Brecon Road is a five-bedded enhanced community home providing community focused rehabilitation and step-down care for females suffering from complex mental illness. We are located in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, offering a wide range of amenities nearby, making the home ideally located for safe, structured and gradual reintegration into the community.
Our aim is to help people to gain confidence and build independence in order to improve their quality of life.
Brecon Road uses a holistic and person-centred approach to encourage individuals to make choices and work towards independence. Our team works in collaboration with individuals, care co-ordinators and the commissioning team to deliver a package of care that is realistic and specific to the individual’s needs.
An initial assessment takes place within two working days of a referral being made and a care plan formulation takes place once the full assessment has been completed.
Individuals are involved in designing their own care plan with staff support and these plans are tailored to suit individual requirements and to provide the correct level of support.
We have review meetings take place every six months and risk assessments are carried out and reviewed on a monthly basis or when required.
Support is offered to help people to develop daily living skills such as:
- Personal hygiene
- Maintaining the home
- Budgeting money and saving for the future
- Healthy eating
The unit is led by an effective multidisciplinary team, experienced in rehabilitation, recovery and caring for individuals with complex needs. The team includes:
- Consultant psychiatrists
- Occupational therapists
The team also benefits from a progressive training programme towards achieving NVQ standards. The staff team are all trained to at least NVQ II and III.
Our dedicated staff team are on duty 24 hours a day, providing support with all day-to-day aspects of life – empowering people to live life to their full potential.
Referrals and admissions
- Males and females aged 18 years and older
- Individuals may be admitted informally, under the Mental Health Act, under guardianship orders, under conditional discharge, or community treatment orders
- Individuals who have a primary diagnosis of a learning disability
- Individuals who may have a previous or current mental illness
- Individuals who may present with behaviours that challenge
We provide an initial assessment which takes place within two working days of a referral being made.
Referrals are accepted from health boards, clinical commissioning groups, local authority commissioning teams, care co-ordinators and solicitors. An initial assessment will be undertaken by senior members of the multidisciplinary team within two working days. Once a referral has been accepted, funding approval must be in place before admission.