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Welcome to Milton Park Therapeutic Campus

Milton Park Therapeutic Campus is committed to supporting patients to progress through the complete care pathway.  We work to actively support individuals to transition from locked rehabilitation units to residential services and supported living. 
We focus on enabling patients to move on and return to their home communities in England and Wales through a planned and partnership approach. We provide a locked and unlocked structured environment with person centred therapeutic intervention for individuals with:
  • Autism (Autistic Spectrum Conditions including Asperger syndrome)  
  • Mental Health Needs such as, Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar Disorder, Personality Disorder, OCD, Depression
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Patients at the hospital can be voluntary patients, but may also be detained under the Mental Health Act, DOLS or under court diversion
We encourage visits from interested parties, especially if someone may be considering a placement at Milton Park, so please take this opportunity to come and meet the staff team and see our facilities.  You can then get a real feel for what we have to offer and make your decision based on that - I promise you will not be disappointed!
David Lewis, Hospital Director, Milton Park Therapeutic Campus

Milton Park Therapeutic Campus offers the following specialist units: 
  • Male Acute Assessment Unit
  • IBSS - Intensive Behaviour Support Service
  • Ashwood - Female Autism and Personality Disorder Service (acute service)
  • Learning Disability Unit - A robust Autism friendly environment for adults with Autism and moderate to severe Learning Disabilities
  • Young Male Service (18-25 years of age)
  • Pathway House, a registered care home, which is an innovative service that provides a transitional care pathway in between hospital care and residential services
  • Locked Male and Female Rehabilitation
  • Open rehabilitation (male and female)

Milton Park also offers in-patient and out-patient diagnostic assessments for ASC (Autistic Spectrum Conditions), ADOS/ADI-R

Click here to view the Milton Park Quality Account 2016/2017

Click here to view the Milton Park Campus Newsletter - Issue 1

Click here to view the Milton Park Campus Newsletter - Issue 2

Located near St Neots on the Cambridgeshire / Bedfordshire border, patients at Milton Park benefit from the on-site Star Centre.  We have patients who access local gyms, swimming pools, cinema and leisure facilities in the local town as well as the excellent road and rail links.

Patients at Milton Park benefit from a robust care pathway that promotes positive risk taking and supports the individual to achieve real outcomes and progress onto a less restrictive environment.

Every patient has a Spectrum Star or Recovery Star – an outcome measurement tool specifically for Autism and Mental Health Needs.  This is part of the active transition plan which identifies the skills required to enables the individual to progress onto a community placement.  

  Read the Milton Park Therapeutic Campus brochure here


Our Services

Here is a list of the specialist units providing support and treatment at Milton Park.  
To speak to someone regarding the inpatient options available please contact us on 01707 646 646 or email us at   

Ashwood Women’s Unit      An intensive support service for Autistic females.
Elstow 1                                   Providing best practice therapeutic support tailored to the needs of adult Autistic women.
Elstow 2                                   Specialist rehabilitation service for young Autistic men (18-25)
Elstow 3                                   Specialist rehabilitation service for Autistic men
Elstow 5                                   Rehabilitation service for low risk Autisic men
Cooper 1                                  Safe, structured assessment unit for adult autistic males in Crisis
Cooper 2                                  A robust Autism friendly environment for men with Autism and moderate/severe Learning
Cooper 3                                  Intensive Behaviour Support Service for Autistic men
Pathway House                     A service designed to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and enable individuals in inpatient
                                                   settings to step down
Opening soon -
Gifford A/ B                            A new therapeutic pathway from locked rehabilitation living to residential care for young Autisic adults

The latest vacancies at each of these units can be found by Clicking Here.

To register your interest to receive the latest vacancies at Milton Park Therapeutic Campus, please Click Here


The Star Centre

 Milton Park Therapeutic Campus benefits from its own therapeutic Star Centre.  Leisure, social and relaxation activities are provided here for all the patients at Milton Park Therapeutic Campus. 
To read more about The Star Centre, please Click Here

Crisis Support and Emergency Admissions

Milton Park Therapeutic Campus also offers a short stay/respite service for those with Autism, people with a Learning Disability, Mental Health needs and challenging needs.  Individuals may be subject to the requirements of the Mental Health Act or due to risks posed to themselves or others, be subject to Depravation of Liberty Safeguards.

This service is accessible for people requiring an emergency/crisis solution. For example, a crisis residential or supported living placement breakdown. We can offer a safe environment with specialist support for a short stay whilst alternative arrangements are being made.
To read more on our rapid response service – please Click Here
More information on how to refer to Milton Park - please Click Here and you can also Click Here to download a copy of our efficient and transparent referral process.

The Team

Staff at Milton Park Therapeutic Campus are committed to providing quality care and real outcomes to adults living with Autism, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.
Our team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists work holistically with the Mental Health and Learning Disability nurses and the support staff on the unit.  The team develop a person centred care and treatment plan that meets the patients identified needs and supports their recovery.  Their plan will include a personal timetable, 1:1 and group therapy sessions and a range of social activities at the Star Centre.

 Read more about key members of staff on our Meet the Team page.
We listen to the person’s needs, so when you come here we try to understand what things you really enjoy doing, we listen to the things you have some difficulties with and we put a plan around you to support you the best.  Through the Spectrum Star, 1:1 input, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, we try our best to bring the person along the care pathway to give them a more fulfilling life
Tiago Pinto, Clinical Psychologist and Head of Therapies, Milton Park Therapeutic Campus.


CQC Inspection reports

Click here to view the Milton Park Quality Account 2016/2017

Milton Park Therapeutic Campus is regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  The CQC inspect care homes and hospitals to ensure that they are meeting National Standards and ensure that they are providing good quality care and real outcomes for their clients.
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