David Lewis National Epilepsy Centre
The David Lewis Centre
Tel: 01565 640 000
Fax: 01565 640 100
The David Lewis Centre is the largest UK provider of a range of medical, education, residential and assessment services for people with complex epilepsy and other neurological conditions, including learning disability and challenging behaviour.
- The David Lewis School is a small, very specialist school catering for pupils, aged 7 - 19, whose neurological impairment is their primary difficulty. Residential and day places are provided.
- The David Lewis College offers residential and day places and provides education and training for young people aged 16 - 25 years, who have complex epilepsy and related neurological conditions.
- Supporting Adult Living Service - Currently 123 beds are offered within the service, which is all registered with the Commission for Social Care Inspection, to provide residential support to the adult service users. The service is provided across nine houses, eight of which are at the Warford site with one house in Bollington just north of Macclesfield. A wide range of needs are catered for, up to and including, severe learning disability, profound epilepsy, challenging behaviour and autism for those over the age of 18.
- Residential Behaviour Service - The Richard Millar Unit provides care for individuals with epilepsy and associated disorders. The associated disorders may include learning disabilities, mental health problems and behaviours which challenge service provision.
- The Residential High Dependency Unit - Frederick Harwood House provides nursing and social care for people with complex medical and physical needs.
- The Children's Epilepsy Outreach Assessment Service offers individualised assessments for children aged 7 - 19 with seizure disorder, associated learning and/or behaviour problems requiring specialised medical, psychological, educational or social assessment. Assessments aim to help local services meet the needs of the children and concentrate on identifying practical problems and suggesting how things could be improved. Results of the assessments are discussed with the parents and professionals involved with the child.
- The Adult Assessment Unit is a small specialist unit for adults between the ages of 18 to 65 years. A comprehensive residential assessment is offered for individuals whose primary difficulty is complex seizure disorder and other associated conditions.
- Behaviour Assessments - The Richard Millar Unit is able to take patients who are detained under The Mental Health Act (1983). The unit takes patients aged between 18 and 50 years, many of which have a learning disability. Assessments are usually planned for a period of 6 - 12 weeks depending on individual needs.
Whilst all the information given in this document was correct at the time of going to press, DIAL Doncaster cannot be held responsible for any subsequent changes.