Residential recovery

We’ve a wealth of experience of supporting people with severe and enduring mental health needs and have a proven track record working with those who may have needed a stay in a secure mental health unit.

Our structured therapeutic support and robust approach to risk management means we can help stabilise lives, making us a cost effective alternative to hospital admission.

At Richmond Fellowship, we recognise we’re only one part of someone’s recovery journey and we work closely with those agencies who may already be providing support to an individual to ensure a smooth transition into our services. Just as importantly, our phased approach to recovery supports individuals to develop skills essential for moving into less supported or independent living.

In many of our schemes we’re also the social landlord and have strong track record in providing good quality accommodation. For information about our tenancies, click here.

Residential recovery services:

Care homes

Our care homes provide round the clock support in a safe, recovery focussed environment.

Residents are encouraged to achieve their social, emotional and educational goals and aspirations through individually tailored support plans. Ultimately we support individuals to progress to more independent living.

Some of our care homes are able to provide 24hr nursing care. All our care homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Where we provide these services:

Cambridgeshire
Cumbria
Derbyshire
Lancashire
London
Merseyside
Oxfordshire
Yorkshire

24hr supported housing

There is good evidence that with appropriate support even those with the most challenging of mental health problems can progress to supported community living.

At Richmond Fellowship we’ve built up expertise in providing intensive 24hr supported housing, as a meaningful alternative to out of area treatments, residential homes and specialised inpatient services. We offer a range of cost effective, customisable models, responding to local needs and requirements. To find out more download our 24hr Recovery Flyer.

Our research data shows that placing individuals in our 24hr supported housing schemes can save health and social care anything from £22,000 to £90,000 per person, per year.

Our schemes include:

  • Placements from six months to three years, or longer if appropriate
  • Round the clock support from our highly skilled teams, all trained in recovery based interventions
  • Close liaison with acute and community mental health professionals to ensure appropriate clinical support and transition
  • Individually tailored support to help people develop independent living skills, self-management strategies and coping skills
  • Clear recovery pathways to promote social inclusion and move-on.

Where we provide these services:

Buckinghamshire
Cheshire
Cumbria
Durham
Essex
Greater Manchester
Lancashire
London
Merseyside
Suffolk
Teesside
Tyneside
Yorkshire

Crisis support

People with mental health problems in crisis used to have few options other than admission to an acute hospital even though research shows that between 29% and 42% could be supported more appropriately elsewhere.

At Richmond Fellowship we’ve built up expertise in providing short term, community-based interventions for people in crisis. We offer discreet places of sanctuary for people to re-establish control over their situation.

We know there is a lot of pressure on emergency and inpatient provision but at the same time we know that many individuals could be effectively supported in community settings. We want to work with acute and community mental health trusts to enhance and complement what their clinicians currently do and to provide effective solutions for people’s needs.

Download our Crisis Support Flyer.

Our schemes include:

  • Placements from two nights up to a month as appropriate
  • Round the clock support from our highly skilled teams, all trained in crisis intervention
  • Close liaison with acute and community mental health professionals to ensure appropriate clinical support
  • Individually tailored support to help people develop self-management strategies and coping skills
  • Pro-active support to help individuals handle future crises with signposting to other services as needed.

We currently run crisis services in:

Cumbria
Derbyshire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Milton Keynes
Staffordshire
Teesside

We’ve also worked with the Home Office and the local police and NHS in Sussex to trial an alternative ‘place of safety’ to police custody for individuals in mental distress. It’s the first time a voluntary sector provider has worked in partnership with the NHS and police to provide an alternative place of safety to give a better experience for people who are detained pending a mental health assessment.