THE WHITE HOUSE
24/7 Nursing Care
On-call medical cover
Access to Primary Care and Community Services
Liaison with Psychiatric Teams and Responsible Clinicians
Liaison with Medical Specialists, including Diabetic Teams ( i.e. for management of patients with Type 1 Diabetes)
Individualised Residential Care, Day Care, Domiciliary care packages
Providing the least restrictive approach
High staff to patient ratio
Regular multidisciplinary reviews with full reports
Promoting Life skills for independence and getting back into Education,
Employment/ Work or Training.
Individualised sessions with clinical psychologist, counsellor, and dietcian
Access to evidence based psychological treatment: CBT-E, MANTRA, SSCM, DBT
Mental health risk assessment and Medical risk assessment and monitoring, as per MARSIPAN Guidelines.
Access to blood testing, ECG, bone dexa and pelvic ultrasound scans as appropriate.
The White House is a Transitional Eating Disorder Service for adults, based in Ipswich. We provide nursing and residential care, a step down programme and domiciliary care for those who are leaving hospital, but require a higher level of support that can be provided elsewhere.
We work closely with mental health teams and social care providers, together with commisioners and local authorities from around the UK, to provide tailored care packages offering the least restrictive approach to residents.
The White House is located in the heart of the community which encourages our residents to participate in the wider world and life beyond their eating disorder, whilst having the safety net of a dedicated Nursing team on hand to help guide them each step of the way.
Residents also have access to specialist therapy and dietetics, as well as local primary care and community services, throughout their stay.
Bramacare offers help for young women wishing to overcome a wide range of eating disorders.
The White House
“Thank you so much for giving me this chance at recovery. I felt helpless a year ago, but now I am excited to start my new life back home.
I am going home to my next stage of life, you gave me the strength to never give up but also believing that I am worth it and nothing can stop me to live.”
Taking into account the indvidual's history and goals, our multidisciplinary team work closely with each person to tailor a care package that best meets their needs.
We actively encourage residents to get involved in the local community, whether it is joining groups, volunteering, or returning to education, employment or training; engaging with life beyond their eating disorder, after appropriate risk assessments are carried out.
All our residents attend The White House informally, with or without a Community Treatment Order (CTO) in place. Throughout their stay, therefore, it is essential that each person retains the capacity to be involved in decisions regarding their care and can give their consent.
'The White House is an excellent service to help those with eating disorders. I am impressed with the the look of the building and the work that has been done but the most impressive thing was the passion of the staff to make a difference and help woman dealing with eating disorders. '
Glen Chisholm Former Mayor of Ipswich Suffolk, Labour Cllr
Make an enquiry
We receive referrals from accross the UK and Channel Islands, from specialist inpatient eating disorder services and outpatient mental health services alike.
Our service is commissioned jointly, on a case by case basis, by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Local Authorities.
We are always happy to answer enquires by telephone or email.
Phone: +44 (0) 1473 747 623
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Limerick Close,Ipswich, IP1 5LRGet Directions
Post: The White House, Limerick Close, Ipswich, IP15LR, Suffolk, England
Phone:+44 (0) 1473 740872
Fax: +44 (0) 1473 206 588