Housing with 24 hour cover
Harwood house opened in the winter of 2020 and is a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week supported living scheme for adults with severe and enduring mental illness.
The recovery model at Harwood House is designed to engage clients needing continued high-level support, particularly for people who have had extended stays on acute psychiatric and rehabilitation wards, or those returning closer to home after periods in out-of-county placements.
Harwood House was the first of its kind in Buckinghamshire and Response’s first in the county. Following a recent Provider Assessment And Market Management Solution (PAMMS) from the Buckinghamshire Council Commissioning Team, the service received an Excellent rating. This is an outcome that Response is thrilled to receive.
Features and Description
- Capacity: The service houses 9 clients.
- Staffing: Ten staff providing 24 hour cover. On-shift, there will be a minimum of two team members during the day and two in the evening with a sleep-in attached. Monday – Friday, there will be two support workers, a student social worker and a manager on shift. After 5 pm, two support workers complete the evenings/sleep-in.
- Aim of service: To support residents in their recovery and back into the community. Helping them to gain as much independence as possible.
- Rooms: Nine bedrooms are an ensuite shower/WC. Four out of the ten bedrooms have kitchenettes for clients progressing with independence skills. Harwood House has a communal kitchen / Diner, Garden, lounge and laundry room. A central office for staff and a side office/meeting space.