Recovery inpatient units
The Recovery inpatient units are open 24 hours a day and are based at Honeybourne and Laurel House in Gloucestershire.
The units are used by working age adults who have a serious mental illness, predominantly psychosis.
How we help
The aim of the Recovery inpatient units is to work in partnership with service users to help them to achieve their optimum level of functioning.
The outcome is for patients to establish the best possible quality of life and to enable them to live as independently as their individual abilities allow.
Staff promote service users’ recovery by engaging in a wide range of activities towards independence including health management, education, training, work experience and other activities to develop their skills and confidence.
These include community-based activities that help promote social inclusion, group holidays and outward bound activities which also serve to inject some fun into the recovery process.
Service users have also joined a community football group and exhibited and successfully sold their work at the annual ‘Recovery in Art’ exhibition.
We help service users return to paid employment thanks to partnerships with a range of organisations including Gloucestershire County Council and Scout Enterprise. Inpatients have also gained skills needed to return to work or study by completing a 12-week Journey 2 Work course run jointly by ²gether and Jobcentre Plus.
Service users have also undertaken voluntary work which built on their interests or previous experience. They have worked with employers including an animal shelter, guitar shop, furniture recycling project and the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.
The Recovery inpatient units are headed by a matron and each unit also has a manager.
The matron and manager are supported by a dedicated team of staff who work in partnership with service users towards their recovery. The team comprises of a variety of professionals and support staff including psychiatrists, nurses and health care assistants, allied health professionals and hotel service personnel.
The teams work closely with service user representatives and carers.