Hart House is set in a lovely residential area based close to Southend On Sea town centre and Seafront. At Hart house our aim is to provide a therapeutic environment by promoting a rehabilitation programme to meet the individual needs of those who have a mental health diagnosis.
Our outcome is to establish a conducive atmosphere in which the mental, social and spiritual needs of each service user are recognised and respected at all times.
We believe that individuals have a right to live an independent and autonomous life within the community with the help of our qualified and experienced staff to meet individual goals, aspirations and exercising freedom of choice, and also to support, assist and empower service users to gain the skills required for them to live a more fulfilled and meaningful life in society.
Hart House is an open supported living unit and is staffed 24 hours per day. Staff have a vast experience of working with people with dual diagnosis and those with a forensic history.
Support is delivered incorporating various aspects, including social and practical skills training as well as risk management. Support plans are recovery based and devised with service users maximum input., Continuous assessments are undertaken and reviewed to evaluate the changing needs of the service users.
It is envisaged that the average rehabilitation programme lasts for two years (longer if needed) and any eventual aftercare can hopefully support individual living within the community.
Our rehabilitation principle adopts a view to gradually move service users forward to they may be able to achieve confidence, improve coping skills, be better equipped and empowered to lead a more fulfilling and independent life.
Hart House will endeavour to promote a rehabilitation programme whereby all staff will actively participate and support service users to achieve individual goals.
- Gain relevant living skills
- Gain socially acceptable standards of personal hygiene and appearance
- Gain relevant budgeting skills
- Planning and shopping
- Cook and plan menus based on healthy living
- Pursue vocational skills
- Pursue leisure activities within the community
- Participate in the community to become a valued member of society
- To increase independency and to promote empowerment
- Socialise within the home and community
- Be responsible for prescribed medications with the aim to self-medicate and keep their own health check appointments
- Improve in both practical and psychological skills
- Create new personal interests
- To promote social inclusion
- Work towards the recovery model
Hart House service manager has 20 years’ experience in working in Mental Health and is Qualified to Level 5 Health and Social care. Having worked at Hart since 2009, Emma has built up extensive knowledge with the people with whom we work with, and professionals within the industry.
Hart House has many success stories of people who have moved on to independent living within the community.
Hart House has always achieved a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of support.
- In house activities
- All single rooms (most are en suite)
- Established large Garden
- Laundry room
- 2 x Functional kitchens for rehabilitation work
- Quiet room for private meetings and consultations
- ADL (Activities for Daily Living) work and assessments
- Individual review by qualified mental health professionals
- Keyworker system
- Close to all amenities such as college, gym, shops and cafes.
- Leisure and vocational opportunities
- Within walking distance to all travel links
- Disabled Parking
- Private, Accessible Garden
- Ensuite rooms