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Oaktree Manor,
Heath Road,
Tendring, Essex
CO16 0BX

Services Key

  • Mental Disorder
  • Learning Disability
  • Brain Injury
  • Child and Adolescent Services
  • Trauma and Addiction

Oaktree Manor

Oaktree Manor specialises in working with men and women with severe challenging behaviour in a low secure setting. Our patients present with a primary diagnosis of learning disability and sensory impairment, presenting with high risks of challenging behaviours and forensic history.

Patients may also be diagnosed with co-existing conditions of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger Syndrome or Personality Disorder.

Autism Diagnostic Pathway

Oaktree Manor has developed a unique autism diagnostic pathway. The autism service provides ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observations Scale) accredited senior clinicians who are able to provide Autism Diagnostic assessments and Autism screening to patients on admission to inform and support treatment, transition and discharge.

Patient areas have been assessed and re-designed to meet the needs of patients with ASD, with low stimulus environments, a sensory room, sensory garden, Jacuzzi bath and therapy room.

Our recovery-focused therapy and activities empower patients to increase their emotional resilience and learn to manage their behaviour to reduce the risk of relapse. Our teams work closely with families and carers, arranging regular and appropriate family visits and supporting patients to engage in regular communication.

Our approach

Oaktree Manor's specialist clinical programmes are provided by a full time multidisciplinary team on either a one-to-one basis or in group therapy. We utilise evidence-based outcome measures to meet the specific needs of learning disability patients.

Our intensive treatment programme focuses on risk reduction, relapse prevention, independent living skills, vocational engagement and social inclusion with the aim of preparing the patient to move through their discharge pathway to the most appropriate placement in a timely and safe manner.

"Oaktree Manor taught me how to get back to the community slowly. It's helped me learn vital life skills... I'm excited about moving on and I'll probably get to go supported living." Patient at Oaktree Manor

Specialist Clinical Programmes include:

  • Positive Behaviour Support programmes
  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Skills System Emotional Regulation Programme
  • Patient centred approach
  • Offence specific work including Sex Offending Treatment Programme and Fire-setting Treatment Programme
  • Autism Diagnostic Pathway and ASD Specific Programmes
  • Discharge and Transition Planning
  • Individual Communication Programmes
  • Occupational Therapy Programmes

Real Work Opportunities and Educational Programmes

Oaktree Manor operates a Real Work Opportunities Programme with supports the patient to identify and develop job specific skills, strengths and experience. We offer a range of on-site and (where possible) community based real work opportunities which develop the skills of individual patients, further preparing them for a community based placement.

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Oaktree Manor also benefits from having a dedicated Occupational Therapy Centre which is a unique on-site educational, recreational and rehabilitation centre that provides a range of activities aimed at improving patients social, educational and independenc, in conjunction with their individual treatment programmes. It also provides a range of vocational activities such as:

  • Art, cookery, creative writing and photography
  • Sensory garden with horticultural areas, greenhouse, animal centre
  • A patient shop, library and computer room
  • A range of sporting facilities including outdoor gym equipment

The Occupational Therapy Centre is also an Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Centre (ASDAN) accredited educational centre which supports patients to complete GCSE and NVQ equivalent course in life skills or academic subjects.

"Our daughter has been in and out of some form of residential care for over 20 years. We have felt the most confident in the last few years than at any other time now she is safe and secured." Mother of a patient

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The Team 
Rosario O'Connell, Regional Executive Director

Rosario has worked in mental health and learning disability settings for 25 years. Over the years she has developed an extensive knowledge of the operational management, during a time that Partnerships in Care has significantly increased its number of beds across the UK.

A member of the Corporate Management Group, Rosario has been with PiC since August 1989. In the summer of 2001 Rosario was appointed to the position of Executive Director for Partnerships in Care Learning Disability Services and in 2010 became the Regional Executive Director for PiC East of England Services, based at St John's House Hospital.

Dr Margot Brink, Head of Psychology
Dr Ashraf Hanna, Associate Specialist

Dr Hanna, qualified and worked as a GP and Psychiatrist in Egypt from 1984 and also worked in Kuwait before moving to the UK in 1993 where he trained with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Hanna has seven years of experience as associate specialist in learning disability services with various organisations in the UK and he has specialised in forensic adult psychiatry, learning disability and autism.

Dr Durrani, Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Durrani is the Lead Consultant for Oaktree Manor and has been working as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS since January 1995 and in the independent sector since March 2011. Dr Durrani is a specialist consultant in General Adult Psychiatry with extensive experience of working with patients with Learning Disability and rehabilitation and has a special interest in managing patients with substance misuse problems and dual diagnoses.

Beatrice Nyamande, Hospital Director & Registered Manager

Beatrice qualified as a Registered Nurse in Learning Disabilities in October 1995 and has worked for Partnerships in Care since 1997. She became Lead Nurse for PiC St John's in 2010 and then Director of Nursing in 2012. Beatrice took up the position of Hospital Director & Registered Manager at Oaktree Manor in June 2013.

Hospital Services Detail 
Learning Disability
32 Beds
Learning Disability
15 Beds


From The South

  • From the M25 take the A12 to Colchester. After the Travelodge (Colchester Feering) keep in the right hand lanes and continue forward onto Colchester Bypass (signposted Colchester North, Ipswich, Harwich).
  • Leave the A12 at Junction 29 (signposted Colchester North, Clacton, Harwich).
  • Continue forward onto the A120 (signposted Clacton, Harwich). Stay on the A120 for approximately 8 miles.
  • At Horsley Cross roundabout (prominent water tower and the Cross Inn public house on the left) take the 3 rd exit onto the B1035 (signposted Clacton), continue for approx. ½ mile.
  • Oaktree Manor is on the left, opposite the Fat Goose public house.

From The North

  • From the A14 take the A12 south to Colchester.
  • Leave the A12 at Junction 29, at the roundabout take the 1st exit, then merge onto the A120 (signposted Clacton, Harwich). Stay on the A120 for approximately 8 miles.
  • At Horsley Cross roundabout (prominent water tower and the Cross Inn public house on the left) take the 3rd exit onto the B1035 (signposted Clacton), continue for approx. 1/2 mile.
  • Oaktree Manor is on the left, opposite the Fat Goose public house.

By Train

  • The nearest stations are Colchester North or Manningtree, which are both on the London Liverpool Street and Norwich lines. We are a short taxi ride from both stations.