The people we support are central to everything we do. We believe that each person is unique, and should have the opportunity to take control over their life, and to develop new meanings and purposes.
We concentrate on the person and their individual needs, choices and aspirations, rather than on diagnostic categories or labels.
We enable people to actively take part in decisions about their support and have as much control over this support as possible, helping them achieve new levels of self-confidence and independence.
We provide a range of mental health support services across England:
We provide supported housing services as a registered social landlord with staff available to help people develop their independent living skills.
Our services provide people with a safe and warm home as well as access to support from Richmond Fellowship’s team of highly trained recovery workers. We work on a one-to-one basis to help develop the skills and confidence of an individual to move on to independent living in the community.
Residential Care Homes
Our residential care homes provide support to people living with complex mental ill health, empowering residents to regain control of their lives and gain skills and confidence to move on to independent living where appropriate.
All of our care homes are CQC registered and provide round the clock support in a safe, recovery-focused environment. We work closely with the CQC to ensure our care homes are of the highest standard to support our residents and provide a safe and enjoyable place to live.
Community Based Support
We run a number of community based services, supporting people living with mental ill health to build their confidence and self-esteem and help them to develop links within their community.
We work on an individual basis to tackle any barriers stopping individuals from living a fulfilling life. We provide holistic support in all areas affecting wellbeing including employment, finances, accommodation and social activities.
A key aspect of our community based services is that they’re delivered in partnership with peer support workers, who have lived experience of mental ill health. They use their own personal experiences of recovery to provide crucial support and expertise to everyone we work with.
A number of our services now feature peer support as a core element.
Our employment services support individuals to regain meaningful employment, training, education or volunteering opportunities that are right for them.
If an individual is already employed, our team can them to manage and retain current employment. We can help people in communicating with employers to make reasonable adjustments and provide the support needed to better manage mental wellbeing at work.
We provide a number of short-stay intervention crisis services for people experiencing mental health crisis. Working in partnership with the NHS, our discreet places of sanctuary provide a calm space for people to get away from the negative influences in their lives and better manage their mental health.
Our crisis support services are designed to be welcoming and comfortable and provide a space for people to reflect and develop coping mechanisms.
Domestic Abuse Services
MyTime and DVIP are our domestic abuse services, offering support to victims/survivors of domestic abuse as well as perpetrators of abuse.
Our victim/survivor support services explore experiences of domestic abuse through 1:1 and peer support sessions, allowing victims to gain more control over their lives.
Our domestic abuse services are pioneers in working with perpetrators of abuse to change behaviours, develop healthier relationships with their partners and take responsibility for their actions. Our aim is to get to the root of the problem by putting the focus back on the perpetrator of domestic abuse, thereby preventing future incidents and creating an environment where families are safe. We are one of the first in the UK to be fully accredited by Respect, the accreditation body for domestic violence perpetrator programmes in the UK.
Our domestic abuse services also offer support to young people impacted by domestic abuse through Children’s Therapy, as well as supporting young people who use abusive behaviours towards their parents/carer or intimate partners through YUVA (Young People Using Violence and Abuse).
Additionally, our Family Courts Team offer expert domestic violence assessments in the public and private family courts.
We also run a number of social enterprises. A social enterprise is a business with a social mission, aiming to make positive changes in the world. Profits made by social enterprises are reinvested into the community.
Richmond Fellowship operates social enterprise projects across the country to support people on their mental health recovery journey. In addition to profits being reinvested into the services we provide, our social enterprises provide employment, training and volunteering opportunities for people we support, as well as creative and garden therapies.
If you visit one of our social enterprises, you’re not just purchasing ethical, quality products, you’re also supporting your community and participating in a person’s recovery journey.