Willow House, a crisis house in the Chorley village of Coppull, provides short term placements for people experiencing a mental health crisis as an alternative to hospital admission and is being run in partnership with the NHS. Read more
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Our reaction to the Isle of Wight NHS Trust CQC report:
Stephen Smith-Trask, Managing Director for Richmond Fellowship (south) said:
“Richmond Fellowship is aware of the recently published CQC report on the Isle of Wight Trust. We also acknowledge the decision of Karen Baker to step down from her role and welcome the trust’s commitment to work towards improving service provision for people on the island.
“Richmond Fellowship provides a number of services on the Isle of Wight and is proud to work alongside a range of partners, including our colleagues in the NHS, in order to ensure we are providing the very best mental health services for people on the Isle of Wight.
We have exciting plans in place to bring new services onto the island in 2017 and look forward to continuing our support to make recovery reality for people living with mental ill health on the Isle of Wight.”
Notes to editors:
Richmond Fellowship services on the Isle of Wight (formerly provided by My Time)
Richmond Fellowship provides a number of services on the Isle of Wight:
- Quay House Recovery Centre – A community support centre funded by the CCG and Age UK to support people to increase their social skills and support low level mental health needs.
- Community based service – offering one to one support to people with mental health problems, supporting them in maintaining their housing, attending appointments and managing their finances and benefits.
- Reablement – a joint project with the NHS to support people with high level mental health needs to reintegrate into the community following a stay in hospital.
Jodi is a mother to Molly and has bipolar and PTSD. She first came to using our crisis house after a break down in her relationship left her in need of support.
Following her time in the crisis house she has gone on to have her baby girl and has risen to the challenges of mother hood. In her new blog she tells her story: Read more
Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus, has received funding from the NHS to open a crisis house in the county to provide emergency accommodation for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Read more
The annual awareness event on 10 October saw the national charities’ Chorley community service team up with a local choir to stage a ‘Flash Mob Choir’ in the town centre involving over 100 people. Read more
Our Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire employment services tackled the stigma surrounding disability, mental health and employment at a disability confidence event hosted by local MPs, Heidi Allen and Daniel Zeichner. Read more
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
Emma Gerring, 31, from Cowes is the registered manager of a local care home and is taking on her challenge to support national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship and their services on the island. Read more