Kirtling House is a bright, modern and welcoming 24 hour accommodation service with capacity to support 9 people with a primary mental health diagnosis.
We are a CQC registered service and following our last inspection in May 2022, Kirtling House received an overall rating of Good. We work closely with Community Mental Health Teams and Adult Services to provide the best care for the people we support.
Our aim as a service is to encourage people to take a lead on their own recovery; by directing their own support to align with their individual goals and aspirations. The work we do is led by what is important to each of the people we support. We empower people to learn skills which encourage increased independence and self-management of mental wellbeing, to reduce the need for inpatient admissions and prolonged involvement with statutory services.
Kirtling House is located in a quiet residential area within the picturesque city of Winchester, which was voted one of the best places to live in the UK (Sunday Times, 2021). The cobbled streets of the town centre are less than a 10 minute walk away, which are lined with both independent boutiques, larger chain shops and supermarkets.
Our support is catered to each person living at the service, as recognising and celebrating individuality is really important to us. We provide one-to-one support as well as group sessions which we encourage everyone in the service to take part in.
Staff can support to both mental and physical health appointments, and often advocate on behalf of those we support to ensure everyone is receiving the care they have legal right to. We have great community links too, which we urge those living at the service to utilise, as these are the support networks which can continue once people move on from Kirtling House to more independent living.
This service offers peer support, click here to find out more.