Southbank is a 100+ year old hotel converted into a mix of 7 self-contained flats & 7 en-suite rooms in the centre of the Old town area of Runcorn. There are 2 spacious communal areas with televisions and cooking facilities, as well as a shared laundry room. One communal area is used for quite relaxing activities & one is the hub of Southbank, where all clients interact, join group activities & a weekly Sunday lunch for all to enjoy.
Southbank supports clients with complex mental health needs, it is staffed 24 hours a day and has a sleepover covering the nights.
Staff support clients following a person centre approach. Staff will support with daily living tasks such as cleaning, shopping, cooking, and encouraging good personal hygiene.
Southbank staff encourage and provide social inclusion opportunities through use of local amenities and services for example day centres, support groups and leisure activities with the intention of integrating clients back into the community.
Staff at Southbank have 1-1 time with clients offering emotional support and an opportunity to undertake activities that they enjoy such as lunch, shopping trips, walks in the local area, group cooking and much more. Music is a big part of Southbank & regular music groups are held within communal areas.
Southbank is run by Tracy who has 11 years’ experience as a registered mental health nurse. Tracy started her career as health care assistant for the NHS 20 years ago before she was seconded to train as a qualified mental health Nurse.
Tracy has experience as a ward nurse then 4years years with the home treatment team before joining SIS in 2015.
Tracy has managed the scheme in Crewe (Hungerford) for 5 years before relocating to Southbank Runcorn.
- 7 self-contained flats
- 7 en-suite rooms
- 2 spacious communal areas with televisions & kitchen facilities
- Communal yard with shelters
- Access to 24/7 staff support
- Secure access to building via fobs
- Shared laundry room
- Located close to main transport links
- Close to the relaxing waterfront over-looking the two famous bridges of Runcorn.