Winston House is a short-medium term psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery unit based in Cambridge. Winston House has been operating in Cambridge for more than 50 years. During this time we’ve helped many people work through their own recovery, helping them to regain the confidence and skills to take responsibility back for their lives after many years of living in institutions such as hospitals.
How we help
Winston House offers intensive short to medium term psychiatric rehabilitation placements for 25 service users aged over 18. We work with people who have severe and enduring mental health conditions with complex risk and forensic histories.
We have a three phase rehabilitation programme which allows us to work in a person centred way with individuals, recognising areas of existing strength and areas of need. We help people to develop the skills that they need to be able to live independently.
Thorough risk management plans enable us to get to know people really well, so that we can recognise when somebody is becoming unwell and take preventative measures to avoid relapse. We work closely with multi disciplinary teams to support individuals.
We support people to learn how to manage their own mental health and well being and help them to gain meaningful activity, education and training and build up support networks locally. We offer:
- A safe environment free from alcohol and drugs
- Named keyworker and co-worker
- Individual service user plan and rehabilitation goals
- Regular reviews to monitor progress
- Daily support from trained staff including two sleep-in staff overnight
- Managment of medication
- Support to gain meaningful activity such as education, training and employment
- Support with benefits and budgeting skills.
Who we can help
If you’d like to find out more about our service please call us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have. We can also arrange a visit for you to come and see us at Winston House. It’s a requirement of our service that people who are referred to us have a named care co-ordinator and a named psychiatrist assigned to them.
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.