Referrals and Assessment

Our staff will guide you in making a referral, but the following principles apply:

Initially, all referrers should contact Caroline Parker, Group Referrals Manager based at SENAD Central Office, in order to discuss the prospective resident’s suitability. Tel: 01332 378840

A written assessment, social history, medical history and psychological report should be sent to Caroline Parker, based at SENAD Central Office.

Confirmation of funding:


  1. Initial enquiry
  2. Receipt and Assessment of reports
  3. Visit by the Residential Manager to prospective resident for initial assessment in current placement.
  4. Psychological assessment in current placement.
  5. Introductory visit to Orchard End
  6. Decision re: Offer of Placement.

All admissions are for a trial period of one month, at the end of which a case review is held for all professionals involved in the care of the resident, together with the family and/or person with parental responsibility, and staff from Orchard End and Winslow Court.  The suitability of the placement will be confirmed and therapeutic aims and objectives will be identified.

Within six months of admission all residents are provided with an assessment aimed at providing a base line of overall abilities and analysis of behavioural challenges.  This assessment information is then subject to formulation process in which the hypotheses about underlying motivations are agreed.  Interventions and strategies are then developed in joint planning by all support groups.

Winslow Court and its allied homes regret that they are unable to accept referrals on behalf of individuals who are detained under the Mental Health Act, or those who suffer from addictive behaviour in respect of alcohol or drugs.

Use our online enquiry form to request information on making a referral or assessment.