The Agnes Inpatient Unit

The Agnes Unit is an inpatient service for adults (aged 18 years and over) with learning disabilities. The unit provides an inpatient service for individuals whose mental health, behaviour and risk cannot be supported in the community. The unit has 12 beds in pods with all bedrooms having en-suite facilities.

We provide inpatient care and support for adults with learning disabilities with mental health problems including challenging behaviours. We provide care personalised and focused on the needs of the individual with aim of enabling recovery and social inclusion. Our approach is underpinned by Positive Behavioural Support Model. Patients may be admitted informally or using the framework of Mental Health Act. For patients staying informally a deprivation of liberty assessment will be carried out to make sure that we provide care within the right legal framework.

We are a multi-disciplinary team passionate about improving the wellbeing of people in our care. Our team include nurses, healthcare support workers, doctors, psychologist, speech and language therapist, Occupational therapist, therapy support staff and administrative support staff. We always welcome patients on the day of admission to the Agnes unit and introduce them to the key people providing their care and make them familiar with the unit and their surroundings. Each patient will have a named nurse who works with the individual to complete a full assessment of their needs and develop care plans to support these. The care and support they receive will be regularly reviewed and evaluated by our multidisciplinary team.

Referral criteria

Adults with learning disability and mental health, behavioural problems where community care is not safe. The decision to admission is made by our community and outreach team working in collaboration with social care and inpatient team.

Criteria exclusion

None stated.

How to access this service

Access is by GP referral.

What conditions do you cover


mental health problems

pervasive developmental disorders

cognitive problems

offending history

challenging behaviour

Contact info

0116 295 4007


  • learning disability consultant psychiatrist
  • learning disability outreach team
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