We are a registered care home with 24h staff support, situated in the centre Abingdon, six miles south of Oxford. The Knowl is a mental health rehabilitation and recovery residential care home, which has been operating in the area for over 20 years.
Our service operates from a listed building, one of the oldest in Abingdon, with a great history. The main building currently consists of 15 bedrooms and shared communal facilities such as laundry, lounge, kitchen, dining room and garden.
We also have a four-bed annex that mimics a shared house environment for those who are able to live more independently. This service is delivered in partnership with Oxfordshire Mind.
Resident: “A Big thank you to all for helping me out and always there to chat. I feel I can now go back to day to day life”
How we help
The Knowl provides innovative, community based rehabilitation and recovery services for people with long term mental health conditions – predominantly from Oxfordshire and surrounding areas – between the ages of 18 and up.
The Knowl’s structured programme enables up to 15 people at any one time to achieve their personal recovery goals and aspirations. How long someone stays with us is flexible depending on their individual needs.
Our model of service is a holistic and person centred approach. We create a support plan alongside our clients, which is continually monitored for progress and adapted according to their changing needs. Moreover, we develop extensive risk assessment plans, such that allow us to act proactively should someone become unwell and so avoid a full relapse. We work closely with care teams and other professionals in supporting and empowering our clients and have a dynamic team of staff with a range of experience in clinical and therapeutic settings.
Who we can help
We work with people who are living with severe and enduring mental health conditions as well as those who may also have complex needs, and forensic histories. 60% of our admissions come direct from hospital, including secure units.
Contact us for more information on our referral process.
At the heart of everything we do lies:
- Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
- Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
- Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
- Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.
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