The Chilterns, part of Optima Care, has been shortlisted in the Laing & Buisson Specialist Care Awards in the Care Pathways category.
The award was submitted on behalf of Denise Banks, Clinical Services Manager at The Chilterns. Denise was responsible for designing and implementing a personalised pathway to fill a gap that she identified in the Department of Health’s (DoH’s) programme with regards to the transition from secure to non-secure care – namely the fact that the non-secure aspect has been omitted from the programme design. The Chilterns’ 4-step transitional pathway and ongoing programme of person-centred care is helping to better realise the DoH’s goal of providing a seamless, recovery-focused and cost-effective service.
The Chilterns supports people who are affected by learning disabilities and associated mental health issues, with a specialist focus on individuals displaying complex or sub-forensic presentations and who are ready to step down from secure or formal settings as part of their recovery.
The winners of the Laing & Buisson Awards will be announced at a Gala dinner on 11th March 2015 at the London Lancaster Hotel.