Cefn Carnau

Specialist service for men and women with a learning disability and autism


Cefn Carnau,

Cefn Carnau Lane,



South Wales

CF83 1LX


Call us on: 02920 883 345

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Cefn Carnau is a specialist service located 20 miles from Cardiff for individuals with a learning disability and associated complex conditions including autistic spectrum disorders, personality disorder, forensic and substance misuse issues.

Cefn Carnau provides low secure services and rehabilitation for men and women with care is provided in three small gender specific units.

We provide a range of specialist therapies designed to holistically meet the needs of those we support, offering forensic and clinical psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy assessment and interventions, trauma focused interventions, DBT and social skills interventions, anger management, as well as drug and alcohol interventions.

We provide adapted sex offender treatment sessions and a range of occupational therapy and art psychotherapy and complementary therapies.

At Cefn Carnau we are specialists in providing care for individuals with:

  • Forensic Histories; including sexual offending
  • Substance misuse

The hospital is able to accept patients detained under the Mental Health Act, including Restriction Orders and those supported by Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards who require multi-disciplinary support.

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The service is available for individuals who:

  • Require a period of support in a low secure hospital to address their offending behavior and risks
  • Are currently living in the community who due to crisis require a time limited period of treatment and rehabilitation to enable them to return back to their home environment
  • Stepping down from medium secure settings


Cefn Carnau is located close to the centres of both Caerphilly and Cardiff providing individuals with easy access to a range of excellent facilities and amenities within the community.

Our three units each have their own separate garden within a larger communal ground space which includes a tennis court, polytunnels and greenhouses on an allotment plot. There is a therapy centre on site which includes a multi faith room, a practice kitchen, a sensory room, dedicated therapy rooms and a large gym which is used for a variety of activities.

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