At Croft House we provide supported housing for people with mental health problems. Our facilities are made up of 17 single rooms in a large shared house in a quiet area of East Molesey with good public transport links.
How we help
We work with individuals to:
- Increase their social and living skills
- Better manage their episodes of mental illness
- Develop coping mechanisms
- Improve their support networks so they can remain in the community
- Enhance their self esteem and personal fulfilment
- Make more constructive use of their recreation and leisure time
- Link to Richmond Fellowship’s employment services for job seeking and training purposes
- Identify and work towards an appropriate move on.
We have a person centred and recovery based approach which helps individuals gain insight into their mental health problems and use it as a stepping stone towards independent living.
We offer a short stay of up to two years. The support is largely one to one but due to the shared nature of the accommodation we also offer broad scope for social interaction. We ensure that we reflect the needs and wishes of the people who access our service through the active involvement of our residents in all areas of our service.
Our staff are available Monday to Friday, 9am – 9pm with flexible cover over the weekends and bank holidays. An on call system is provided in case of emergency outside of office hours.
We are flexible, responsive and innovative, adapting to the needs expressed by the people who live at Croft House. They are central to everything we do. We believe that each person is unique, and should have the opportunity to take control over his or her life, and to develop new meanings and purposes. We concentrate on the whole person, rather than on diagnostic categories or labels.
Who we can help
Referrals and applications are accepted via care co-ordinators and community mental health teams within the Surrey Borders Trust.
We offer any interested individuals an informal visit to have a look around and meet with our staff and the other tenants to get an overview before submitting an application. Once we receive an application we carry out a formal assessment to ensure our service is suitable for the individual. This can involve an overnight trial.
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.