Mersey Care NHS FT offer specialist inpatient and community services that support mental health, learning disabilities, addictions, brain injuries and physical health and are one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities. The Trust drive a commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. Following extensive dialogue with local commissioners and NHS England the Trust agreed a transformational change to their model of care for learning disabilities.

The proposed relocation of learning disability and autism medium secure patients from Calderstones to Mersey Care at a new purpose built facility supports the vision articulated in the NHS England national plan of having all patients relocated to either community or new facilities within three years.