To provide a therapeutic environment by promoting a rehabilitation programme to meet the individual needs of those suffering from a severe and enduring mental disorder.
To establish a conducive atmosphere in which the mental, social and spiritual needs of each service user are recognised and respected at all times.
We believe that individuals have a right to live an independent and autonomous life within the community with the help of our qualified and experienced staff to meet individual goals, aspirations and exercising freedom of choice. Many have, through their illnesses, lost confidence and self esteem to re-establish their independence in society. Our believe is also to support, assist and empower service users to gain the skills required in order for them to live a more fulfilled and meaningful life in society.
Males and Females age 18 onward suffering from a mental illness (including dual diagnosis and those with a forensic history).
Those with a primary diagnosis of Learning Disability
- Those suffering from a severe organic disorder
- Severe alcohol and drug dependency
- All homes are staffed 24 hours a day
- All home managers are RMN trained and have extensive experience in mental health
- Clinical Advisor with extensive experience and qualifications in mental health
- All single rooms (most are en suite)
- Garden (functional and horticultural purposes)
- Laundry rooms
- Functional kitchen for rehabilitation work
- Quiet room for private meetings and consultations
- Private phone area, emergency call system and computers
- ADL (Activities for Daily Living) work and assessments
- Individual review by qualified mental health professionals
- Individual and Group therapy
- Leisure and vocational opportunities
Care is delivered within the Care Programme Approach (CPA) guidelines, incorporating various aspects of care, including social and practical skills training as well as risk management. Care programmes, devised by user-led and needs approach are reviewed regularly. Continuous assessments are undertaken and reviewed every 6 months to evaluate the changing needs of the service users.
It is envisaged that the average rehabilitation programme lasts for two years (longer if needed) and any eventual aftercare can hopefully support individual living within the community.
Our rehabilitation principle adopts a view to gradually move service users forward to they may be able to achieve confidence, improve coping skills, be better equipped and empowered to lead a more fulfilling and independent life.
All homes will endeavour to promote a rehabilitation programme whereby all staff will actively participate and support service users to achieve individual goals.
- Gain relevant living skills
- Gain socially acceptable standards of personal hygiene and appearance
- Gain relevant budgeting skills
- Planning and shopping
- Cook and plan menus based on healthy living
- Pursue vocational skills
- Pursue leisure activities within the community
- Participate in the community to become a valued member of society
- To increase independency and to promote empowerment
- Socialise within the home and community
- Be responsible for prescribed medications with the aim to self-medicate and keep their own health check appointments
- Improve in both practical and psychological skills
- Create new personal interests
- To promote social inclusion
- Work towards the recovery model