Low Secure Forensic Service – York

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We provide low secure adult inpatient mental health services at Clifton House in York, as well as community forensic services and a court assessment and probation liaison service.

Our expert team of nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists and occupational therapists work together to provide high quality care to patients with complex conditions and challenging behaviours.

We offer a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, both in individual and group formats. We are also very proud of our ‘Recovery College’ in which service users are very involved in the production of the prospectus and the delivery of courses.

We provide an inpatient service to adult men and women from a range of pathways, including from prison settings and medium secure, community or inpatient working age adult services. People receive a range of therapeutic services in a setting which promotes individually-tailored care. We aim to manage risk using the minimum amount of restrictive practice.

Nurse speaking to patient

We see our service users on a pathway to recovery which includes being discharged to community-based services or to rehabilitation inpatient settings. Dependent on their needs, patients may return to a prison setting or access inpatient services with a different level of security.

The wards at Clifton House

We have three inpatient wards at Clifton House with a total of 38 beds.

  • Male Assessment and Treatment Ward – This is a 12 bed ward for men with mental health problems who need admission, assessment and treatment.
  • Male Rehabilitation Ward – This is a 10 bed ward for men with mental health problems who require treatment, continuing care and rehabilitation.
  • Female Mental Illness Ward – This is a 12 bed ward for women with mental health problems who require assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Clifton House front door

Facilities and environment

As well as excellent clinical and ward environments, Clifton House also has a range of other facilities for service users, some of which were extensively upgraded in 2014. Service users have access to a gym, a salon, a contemplation room, modern IT facilities, a shared social indoor space, education facilities and a library as well as extensive external gardens, grounds and courtyards.

Get in touch

Our Low Secure Forensic Service in York is based at Clifton House.

You can contact us by calling 01904 294100 or email: cliftonhouse.lypft@nhs.net.


Page last updated: 18th Sep 2023 4:33pm

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