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The breadth and depth of our integrated network means that you get the support that suits your particular need.

Eating disorders

We recognise that eating disorder is common in people with a learning difficulty and frequently for people with mental health issues.

Our preference is to support people through their eating disorder without the need for specialist and dedicated treatment homes. Our approach uses a stepped model of care so that our service users can progress with treatment according to their individual need. Our aim is always to provide support at a level to allow users to continue their normal lives as much as possible.

The support and treatment programmes offered by us provide both group and individual therapies as well as medical and dietary support. Through our partners and retained clinical colleagues we can offer individual therapy, dietetic and medical review as needed.

Eating disorder – Case study

The right diet for Veena

Names have been changed to protect identities.

Veena is 58 years old and was diagnosed with Phenylketonuria (PKU) when she was 11. PKU is a rare genetic condition, which stops the body from breaking up a chemical in the body and as a result can cause severe learning difficulties.

She has learning difficulties and stays at one of our homes and needs constant care. Veena has to stay on a low protein diet to manage her PKU, avoiding foods with meat, fish and eggs. Staff help manage her diet through supplements to maintain the protein she misses in her meals.

Specialist support from hospital teams means staff are fully trained to manage her condition daily. Veena’s food is kept in a separate cupboard and fridge from other service users in the home.

Certain foods need to be measured before they are given to her and the support team have developed a detailed plan which outlines her dietary needs.

Veena has regular blood tests and staff monitor her weight to ensure her PKU level is not outside the normal range helping create a stable and supportive environment where she can thrive as an individual.


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