Hopewell House is a supported accommodation scheme based on Portsmouth Road in Guildford, near the town centre. We provide a holistic support package tailored to the goals and needs of service users. Hopewell House has ten rooms for one person each. The house is a listed, semi-detached, four-storey building in a residential area. It has ten bedrooms plus shared living areas, laundry facilities and a kitchen. There is a large back garden.
Our aim is to support and assist recovery for people with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition to help them achieve a series of personal goals. Service users will usually stay for anything from 6 months to up to two years with the aim of supporting them to live independently (i.e. living alone out in the community, or living with less support), although there is no limit to the stay. During that time they will work with a keyworker towards recovery and establishing what the best option for housing might be for them. Staff work with service users to implement a recovery support plan, which is reviewed on a regular basis. It is important that service users who stay at Hopewell House have a desire to effect positive change in their lives.
The staff team includes a Project Manager, one Senior Recovery Worker, and four Recovery Workers.
The house is within easy walking distance of Guildford town centre and the main line railway station. Guildford is an historic town set in beautiful countryside that offers nature trails and walks. The town itself offers a wide range of leisure facilities, including a multi-screen cinema, theatres, bowling alley, gyms, and even a castle.
Guildford has a wealth of schemes and support organisations to help people with assistance across a number of areas, and access to education opportunities (Guildford has a college and adult education centre, both near the town centre).