The service is for adults with support needs arising from acting on their sexual impulses, criminal or violent behaviour all linked to their personality disorder which risks harm or damage to themselves or others.
Clients with Personality Disorders have multiple and diverse needs. Some present repeatedly to health services and the police over many years, often having experienced lengthy in-patient hospital care or prison sentences.
Penrose is committed to providing services for adults who may be excluded or rejected by other services because of their past or present behaviours.
The Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS) provides specialist assessment,treatment and support for adults living in Penrose projects or those requiring floating support in their own accommodation. Referrals come from the Forensic Personality Teams in prisons and local Forensic Mental Health Teams.
The support Penrose provides is individually designed to support clients build and foster healthy relationships and to integrate them back into the community with a reduced reliance on local mental health resources. The evidence-based, psychotherapeutic programme lasts around 18 months.
The Forensic Community Personality Disorder team is currently made up of clinical staff from with SLaM, probation and support staff from within Penrose. Penrose has developed an in-house course which provides training and consultation to other agencies working with people with personality disorders; to date the take-up includes local prison and police services. This model can be replicated in other prison and trust areas as required by commissioners and/or mental health trusts and CCGs.
If you would like to find out more about Penrose’s Personality Disorder service then contact us by calling 020 3668 9270 or completing the contact form.