ABOUT US

Location and Site

The site is furnished to the highest standards and developed to provide a 33 bed residential care home. 29 standard en-suite bedrooms and 4 onsite recovery flats with kitchen facilities.

 

The standard en-suite rooms are spread over 3 units; 2 male-only units and 1 female-only unit.

 

The buildings are set within extensive grounds on the outskirts of Clitheroe Town Centre - accessible by a 20-minute walk.

24 hour service with Registered Nurses and support workers supporting residents to develop their living skills and build a routine, with the goal of more independent living.

Onsite Facilities

Each unit has its own kitchenette, allowing individuals to be more independent in preparing food. There is also a large separate skills kitchen that allows for 1:1 and group cooking sessions. Onsite, there is a fully-equipped gym and a comprehensive Art room.

Recovery Flats

Our on-site Recovery Flats allow residents to be as independent as possible prior to discharge.

Our Mission

Thistle Manor's mission is to provide recovery-focused, person-centred services that enable any individual with a mental health need to be actively involved in their recovery towards well-being and independence. We provide this service within a facility of exceptional quality and with the highest standards.

Our experienced multidisciplinary team endeavours to offer effective care planning, risk assessments and treatment for individuals, based on their needs, whilst reflecting dignity and choice.

Our Aims
  • To provide effective, NICE recommended, recovery-focussed, person-centred treatment in a caring environment.

  • To enable individuals with complex needs, to develop the necessary skills to live as independently as possible in the community.

  • To have a multidisciplinary team comprised of experienced, compassionate and highly-trained professional staff.

  • To work with external agencies in an effective partnership.

  • To provide a responsive service reactive to each resident's needs.

TONY THOMPSON

MA F.Ins LM BEd(Hon) RMN RNLD DN(Lord) Cert Ed. RNT

 

Tony is a director of the non-profit company Bridge R&D, a Lead Investigator for Caring Solutions UK Ltd. He is an author and editor of key text books and is a visiting Mental Health Act Manager at a number of hospitals. A former professional advisor and Inspector for the GNC, he is also involved with international R&D in Health and Social Care. 

TRACY OWENS

RMN

 

Experienced MDT
 

VICKI SMITH

BSc (Hons) OT PGCert

 

Vicki qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2008 and has worked in a range of settings supporting people with both physical and mental health needs.  More recently, Vicki has primarily worked with adults and young people with mental health difficulties and learning disabilities in acute, residential and rehabilitation settings and has completed post-graduate training to become a Sensory Integration Practitioner.  

Thistle Manor is a unique private and specialist residential care home which provides hospital-equivalent care in a community based setting. Thistle Manor has an experienced Multidisciplinary Team which is a key asset in the delivery of its quality service. The team comprises professionals with extensive experience of working with individuals with severe mental illness, learning disabilities and neuro-developmental disorders, who may have associated secondary disabilities such as forensic histories and substance misuse.

 

The MDT is comprised of the members shown here along with Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMN) and Registered Learning Disability Nurses (RNLD).

 

Click an image for further details on their role at Thistle Manor.

 

 

ALAN FORD

RMN

 

Alan is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and has been qualified six years and has a Masters in Mentorship. He has previously worked as a support worker and studied at the University of Cumbria before working in secure services and rehabilitation settings. Alan is the Safeguarding Lead at Thistle Manor.

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AMITH MUNSHI

MRCPsych

 

Amith joined the team at Thistle Manor in June 2019.

 Nominated Individual 
 Registered Manager 

DAVID MORRISON

PhD ClinPsyD PGCE MA(Hons. 1st)

 

David is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience caring for people presenting with problems relating to their mental health, learning disability, past trauma and autism spectrum disorder. He has worked within rehabilitation and secure service NHS settings for 18 years', and within voluntary and independent sectors for over 8 years.

KAREN REA

MA PG Dip CBT BSc(Hons) RMN RNLD RNT DPSN Pg Cert Ed

 

Karen is a Consultant Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with experience working in primary care services, drug and alcohol services, inpatient children and young people services, low secure services and rehabilitation settings. Karen is a Programme Head and Lecturer for IAPT programmes at Liverpool John Moores University.

PAULINE BLOOMFIELD

BA(Hons) MA MSET Dip PCAT

 

Pauline has worked at Thistle Manor since 2010 running therapeutic arts workshops including pottery, textiles, drawing, painting and printmaking. Pauline is qualified in Person-Centred Art Therapy which enables her to engage residents that use our service in therapeutic art.

 Senior Nurse 
 Safeguarding Lead 

SHELLEY TAYLOR

RNLD

 

 Senior Nurse 
 Medication Lead 

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