We are based in the North East of England and provide a wide range of specialist mental health services, which are commissioned by the NHS and local authorities.
We support many people with a wide range of mental health-related needs, including:
people taking their final steps away from specialist mental health services and striving to get into work, education or training
people recovering from severe mental ill-health who require support over long periods of time
people with severe dementia and complex challenging needs
We believe that our innovative approach to developing services, coupled with close partnerships with the people who use them, enables us to provide high quality care and support that help people move on in their lives. Our services are clinician-led, providing a range of person-centred support with a focus on recovery.
Older People’s Services
We provide dementia care services and supportive rehabilitation services for older people. In the field of dementia care, we currently provide specialist, 24-hour nursing care; respite and assessment; and a Community Challenging Behaviour Service to families, carers, and other nursing homes. Our supportive rehabilitation services help older people with complex mental health problems to live well and independently in the community. We work with people to understand and manage their mental health condition, as well as to develop and practise the skills which are important to live independently.
Community and Wellbeing Services We help over 1,000 people each year to get back into work, education, or to increase meaningful activity, as well as rebuild their social support networks and develop friendships. We stick by them to ‘navigate’ through the sometimes complex health and social care system, using our knowledge of what’s out there to link people in.
Adult Services The main purpose of our 24-hour specialist rehabilitation and recovery services is to help people with complex mental health problems to live well and independently in the community. We work with people to understand and manage their mental health condition, as well as to develop and practise the skills which are important to live a satisfying life. We focus on ‘recovery’ – wellbeing as well as good physical health.
Housing with Care and Support Services
Our supported housing services aim to enable people with complex mental health problems to move out of hospital or 24-hour care and take up a supported tenancy in the community. They are highly-specialised services with tiers of support and supervision, which give people who have often spent many years in institutional environments the opportunity for independent living and social inclusion.