Brooklands

Brooklands is a purpose built hospital, consisting of six specialist separate units, providing inpatient assessment and treatments services to adults and children who are living with a learning disability. It is a Centre of Excellence and hosts a Specialist Assessment and Treatment Service (SATS). 

Services brooklands exterior

  • Learning Disability Assessment and Treatment Service
  • Medium Secure Learning Disability Service (male)
  • Low Secure Learning Disability Service (male)
  • Low Secure Learning Disability Service (female)
  • Young Persons’ Learning Disability Service
  • Adolescent Learning Disability Service


The service accepts patients from the West and East Midlands region and beyond. The adults service has two elements:

Amber Unit has 12 adult beds, with separate facilities for males and females, with capacity to offer up to six high dependency beds. The high dependency beds are for those individuals who present with a higher level of challenging behaviour, levels of disturbance, violence and mental health problems. The unit will admit individuals with a learning disability of 18 years or over. The unit caters for males and females in separate wings, there is a separate female lounge and all bedrooms are ensuite, there are additional gender specific bathrooms located within the wings.

Jade Unit is a 15 bed mixed sex service for people between the ages of 16-25. Typically these are active young adults who display difficult and challenging behaviours and have mental health issues. Some may also have committed offences. This service also supports the young person during the crucial transitional period from adolescence to adulthood. Of these 15 beds, 10 are designated as a specialist Young Person's Unit (YPU).


Adolescent Service

The Adolescent Service provides comprehensive in-patient assessment and treatment for adolescents who have a learning disability and other associated mental health and behavioural problems. The units provide treatment packages for individuals aged between 12 and 18 years old who present with a wide variety of behaviours as a result of environmental, psychiatric and neurological difficulties and who cannot be managed in their home or school settings.

The service is currently based in two separate units at Brooklands:

1 Tuxford Avenue - 6 bedded assessment/treatment area
3 Tuxford Avenue - 6 bedded assessment/treatment area


Further information on the criteria and the Personalised Integrated Treatment Pathway:

SATS Criteria and Treatment Pathway.pdf [pdf] 349KB