Kirtling House Accommodation Service
Address and phone
Service Manager: Anna Riviello
Wellbeing and Operations Manager: Chris Cooper
Our partners in running this service: North and Mid Hampshire Health Care Trust, Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA)
About the service
Kirtling House is a bright, modern and welcoming 24 hour accommodation service with capacity to support 9 people experiencing mental distress..
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 lead their own journey towards better mental wellbeing; by working alongside them to achieve 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 management of their own 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 tailored to each person living at the service, recognising and celebrating that individuality is 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 people living at Kirtling House to attend all health and wellbeing 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 people may choose to continue using once they move on from Kirtling House to more independent living.
This service offers peer support, click here to find out more.