Swiss Cottage is a residential service providing recovery focused support to up to six people.
The house is a large, detached, two-storeys building, with a large garden, patio, orchard and vegetable garden including a large fish pond. The house has a large off road driveway for ample parking.
The house comprises of six individual rooms, a first floor lounge/quiet room, bathroom, toilet and staff sleep-over room. The ground floor comprises of a dining room, main kitchen, smaller snack kitchen, shower room & toilet, utility room, bathroom and toilet and a smoking room.
The house is situated in Winklebury, a residential countryside area three miles from the centre of Basingstoke. We are on the main bus route, with convenient buses in and out of the town centre every 12 minutes and a handy local shop a ten minute walk away. Further shops, supermarket and post office are situated in Winklebury, a short bus ride away.
Our aim is to work alongside each service user to support them to focus on their hopes and aspirations and empower them towards independent living. We encourage service user participation in mapping each individual’s journey through the use of the Recovery Star tool and meet weekly with service users to review and update. Staff can support service users with daily living skills, budgeting, social activities, education, medication, benefits and voluntary and full time employment.
The project has a well developed relationship with the local college, employment/training schemes and other voluntary agencies.
We encourage residents to be involved in all aspects of the running of the house and decisions made about the way each person would like to live. They can also be involved in decision making nationally through various pathways developed by Together.