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Kenneth Day Unit – Cheviot (Northgate Hospital) – CNTW060

One of the world’s most advanced facilities for the assessment, treatment and care of offenders with a learning disability. This medium secure unit offers three wards (Lindisfarne, Wansbeck, and Cheviot) with unrivalled standards of care and treatment in a purpose built, self-contained environment containing patient living accommodation, occupation, recreation, leisure and individual therapy areas enclosed around a large, landscaped central courtyard.

The Kenneth Day Unit supports individuals to develop and maintain a lifestyle which is incompatible with offending. This is done through facilitating a multidisciplinary approach, including specialist input from psychiatry, psychology, nursing, speech and language, occupational therapy and social work.

The unit offers a comprehensive treatment programme, which incorporates a wide selection of needs based individual and group treatments as detailed below. These specific therapies are reinforced by a consistent environmental behavioural approach, which encourages individuals to display a positive outlook with respect to themselves and those around them.

Treatment consists of a variety of therapies including:

  • Emotional and psychological well being
  • Behaviour regulation
  • Building positive relationships with others

    The theory behind the KDU based therapeutic work is a ‘restorative model’ which includes increasing self esteem, building inter-personal skills and learning new skills to increase self confidence.

How to get referred
Via Referrals Co-ordinator on 01670 394 203


0191 394 283


Northgate Hospital Morpeth Northumberland NE61 3BP

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