ELIGIBILITY AND ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
The primary criteria for admission relate
to the appropriateness of the home to cater for the individualís
rehabilitation needs within the framework of a psychiatric
rehabilitation community. The home aimís to meet local needs
in the first instance but, due to the specialist nature
of Trinity House, referrals will also be accepted for service
users who do not live in the local area. Trinity House also
complies with its Equal Opportunities Procedure when considering
For persons to be suitable for placement
at Trinity House, they must satisfy the following criteria:
- The service user should be between 18-65 years of
- The service user will have mental health needs. Have
a history of mental health problems and may be subjected
to community sections as a discharged person on Sections
of the Mental Health Act 1983 i.e. 37/41, Section 17A
- Have the support of their multidisciplinary team
for discharge/leave from hospital.
- Must be willing to share communal facilities. The
service user is willing to reside in a communal setting
for the duration of his (or her) rehabilitation. The
service user should be open to residing in a mixed gender,
- The service user wishes to engage in the process
of rehabilitation. Have some insight into their mental
health needs and be mentally stable enough to cope with
taking responsibility for their own lives and personal
- Recognise the importance of their medication regime
to their continued wellbeing.
- Be motivated towards taking part in work/leisure/educational
programs as part of their rehabilitation and; have financial
support from their referring agency to take part in
such activities deemed to be of therapeutic benefit.
- Be willing to take responsibility for the upkeep
of their room with assistance where necessary.
- Demonstrate the ability to interact appropriately
with other service users and staff.
- Indicate throughout the period of assessment that
they are free of positive psychotic symptoms (delusions,
hallucinations) or that the intensity of such symptoms
if present does not impair the personís ability to function
- Understand and accept the terms and conditions of
residency at Trinity House
- Agree to refrain from illicit drugs and to abide
by the drug and alcohol policy of Trinity House, for
the duration of their residency. For service users with
a history of drug / alcohol, random screening must be
agreed to ensure compliance with the homes drug/alcohol
policy. The facility for providing such screening being
either provided by the referrer, or provided at an extra
charge by Trinity House.
- Must be willing to abide by Equal Opportunities Policies.
Trinity House cannot provide an appropriate
service if Ė
- Service users are in an acute phase of mental ill
- Service users are exhibiting persistent aggressive
or threatening behaviour
- Service users have a repetitive history of fire setting
- Service users have a severe organic brain syndrome.
- Registered sex offenders with a history of offences
against children are not normally accepted at Trinity
House due to this homeís close proximity to schools.
- No emergency admissions will be accepted by the home.
Please note our ESSENTIAL REFERRAL INFORMATION. As
much of this information is expected to be received to help
facilitate our assessment of prospective service user. This
would enable us devise a suitable and appropriate support
and care plan.
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