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Specialist recovery provision for Women

Willow House

located in Oxford
Specialist recovery provision for Women

Providing Housing for women to reduce health inequalities, increase resilience and improve life chances.

Our women's only supported living accommodation provides a safe environment for women with mental health issues and complex needs. The women moving into the house will likely have experienced past abuse. This reflects broader statistics: showing 71% of people with borderline personality disorder experienced trauma in their past, 34% physical abuse and 32% sexual abuse. This is why we believe it's vital to offer a women-only service.

The service offers individualised support, assistance with daily living tasks, and access to mental health professionals and other therapeutic resources to help empower women. We will work closely with the NHS Oxford Complex Needs Service (CNS) to ensure specialist support and training in complex needs and personality disorders is provided to our staff. 

We want to build a space which is enabling and empowering for women.

Information about the service:

Features and Description

  • Capacity: There are spaces for up to five women.

  • Staffing: Six full-time support staff, a full-time Deputy Manager, and an Area Manager five days a week. 
  • Aim of service: The women are supported by staff to ‘self-run’ the service. This includes reporting maintenance, household cleaning, writing the house rules and visitor boundaries, and contributing to the weekly community meetings.

    Staff will support the women with individual goal setting and reviewing their risk management plans and Recovery Stars every six months.

    Support includes a move-on plan within 18 months of being in the service.

About the Environment

  • Activities: The service has a dedicated staff member on shift responsible for activities. Willow House offers recovery-focused activities such as cooking groups, exercise sessions and computer support. There are also more social activities such as music appreciation, arts & crafts and gardening projects. Staff will try to ensure that activities match our resident's interests. 
  • Local Community: Residents access community services such as shops, GP, churches, leisure activities etc. They can be supported by staff or do this independently.  

  • Visits: Friends and Family can call to arrange a visit; however overnight stays are not permitted.


Please see our referrals process to apply for this service.

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