St Elizabeth’s provides care for individuals with learning disabilities and other complex medical needs, often caused or complicated by severe epilepsy and/or autism.
We support over 240 vulnerable children and adults of all ages to ensure they can access high-quality individualised and specialist care, education and leisure opportunities that best meets their individual needs. In doing so, we help them to live safe, happy lives and maximise their opportunities to live life to the fullest.
Our 68-acre site includes a specialist School and College both with specialist residential accommodation and an adult residential Care / Nursing Home spread across a “village” of accessible bungalows, all supported by a specialist team of healthcare professionals and therapists. We also offer Supported Living facilities, Respite Care and an extensive programme of therapeutic, vocational and recreational activities to develop independence and social skills.
We are a centre of excellence and have a national reputation for our specialist and high-quality expertise. For over 115 years, we have pioneered care for people with complex epilepsy, acting as a leader in the field.
Today, St Elizabeth’s is the only UK charity providing specialist care, education and living facilities for people of all ages with severe epilepsy and other complex needs.
One of the things that makes St Elizabeth’s so special is our multi-disciplinary approach. With our teachers, carers, health staff, therapists and managers working together towards a common goal, we can ensure that each individual gets the best possible chance to realise their full potential. We provide personalised care plans that meet the needs of each individual, encompassing their education, care, health and wellbeing, and social skills, and encouraging independence as far as possible.
Evidence has shown that our expertise has stabilised or improved complex health conditions, enhanced social development, and has reduced the risk of unexpected seizures.
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