The Lancashire Wellbeing Service, run in partnership between charities Richmond Fellowship, Age Concern Central Lancashire, & n-compass Northwest Ltd, was launched in September 2015 to help vulnerable people aged 18 and over deal with issues affecting their ability to be healthy and happy. Read more
Cllr. Kath Rowson, Mayor of Blackpool, joined representatives from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool College and national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship to celebrate the one year anniversary of Sparky’s Café at The Harbour hospital in Blackpool. Read more
The Wiltshire Recovery and Social Inclusion Service will support people living with mental health problems to improve their wellbeing through a combination of community and specialist support. It’s being funded by Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Read more
The event, hosted by Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus, examined the opportunities and challenges that digital technology brings to mental health and recovery.
Our annual review for 2015 is out now and focuses on the innovative services we provide.
The publication, which also summarises our annual accounts, reflects on our new, national group of charities, Recovery Focus which Richmond Fellowship is a founding member of, and our ambition to become national experts in mental health and substance use support.
We launched Recovery Focus in October 2015 as a way to describe our new group which brings together Richmond Fellowship along with 2Care, Aquarius, Croflands Trust, CAN, and My Time.
We’ve been championing recovery and social inclusion for more than 55 years, working with people we support as equal partners in everything we do. But we want to go further to develop a culture in which equality, diversity, inclusion and fairness for all are valued.
My Time, an integrated division of Richmond Fellowship which is part of Recovery Focus, the national group of mental health and substance misuse charities, has received an award for the best voluntary organisation and was recognised as having the best staff serving the local community in Birmingham by the Midland Asian Community Achievement Awards Association. Read more
Reducing the use of custody cells for vulnerable people in a mental health crisis detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act is one of the Government’s key priorities.
Vulnerable young people in Bedford will receive a greater level support against sexual exploitation after Richmond Fellowship’s partner organisation CAN received a £100,000 grant to help combat the problem.
CAN, the charity organisation supporting people who’ve experienced problems with drugs, alcohol or homelessness, operates services for young people across Bedfordshire as part of the national Richmond Fellowship group, a partnership of mental health and substance misuse charities.
The Commission on Acute Adult Psychiatric Care led by former NHS boss Lord Crisp has found that significant numbers of people are having to travel long distances for care, while about three patients per ward – 16% nationally – are clinically well enough to be discharged but face a lack of suitable housing or supported accommodation, it says.
At Richmond Fellowship we think the voluntary sector could make a significant contribution and are keen to work more in partnership with local agencies to provide the right support to people at the right time.