The service is for men and women who require a period of recovery and rehabilitation before discharge from inpatient mental health services to the community with an appropriate level of support. The rehabilitation pathway has step-down and step-up facilities, so that people can move within the pathway as their needs change. Step-down facilities include bungalows within the grounds of one unit, allowing people to develop full independence in a safe environment. The 24-hour staffed service promotes person-centered and person-led, individualised care using a recovery model of care.
A multidisciplinary team includes a Consultant Psychiatrist, qualified nurses with specialist therapeutic skills, skilled and experienced support workers, a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Psychologist, an Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Dietitian, GP and Physiotherapist. Advocacy and involvement services also contribute. The team is supported by a variety of volunteers and befrienders. The service benefits from onsite catering and the provision of home cooked food. There is the option of self- catering as part of a person’s overall care package.
We treat everyone as an individual, ensuring that we make each person’s care reflect their own individual needs and goals and that individuals are supported in a way that enables them to be fully involved in leading their own care. All individuals within the service are involved fully in the creation of their own Recovery Plan, which is developed within the framework of the Care Programme Approach.
Our service offers support to family and friends through our Friends, Family and Carers’ Forum.
The Retreat Strensall is currently closed to referrals.