Mental Health Services

The people we support through our Mental Health services can be confident that we will respect their individuality, understand their current support needs, but also very importantly focus on their recovery and development. All packages of support are based on person centred planning, which means they are tailored to the bespoke needs of the individual. Working towards positive outcomes for those individuals, however large or small those might be.

Most importantly we listen carefully to the people we support, their families and other circles of support, so that we can learn and improve the services for them by carefully considering their personality, life history, feedback and experiences as well as their dreams and aspirations. 

Lodge Lane House, Bewsey, 01925 418501, lodgelane@wcliving.org.uk

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Lodge Lane House provides a home to twenty people who are experiencing longer term mental health issues that means they benefit from the additional support a registered nursing home can offer them on their route to recovery. For some this may be their home for a number of years, although for others it acts as a very successful transitional stage towards moving on into their own property or tenancy, either on their own, or sharing with one or two other people. It can also be used as a location for short breaks away from a permanent home elsewhere.

The colleagues who work at Lodge Lane are led by qualified and experienced mental health nurses and are trained to deliver a wide range of support, including where required, intimate, personal and nursing care, helping with medication and finances, supporting behaviour that can be challenging, developing independence and confidence, supporting positive relationships and mindful communication.

Lodge Lane House is situated within easy walking distance of local shops and within 1 mile of Warrington Town Centre. It is in a residential area with the nearby Sankey Valley Park providing lots of green space. The people who live at Lodge Lane house also have the benefit of its own accessible transport so that we can help the people who live there be active in and also contribute to their community.

The colleagues at Lodge Lane can support people to enjoy activities that are important to them such as meeting and visiting friends and family, going to the pub, the cinema or shops, or engaging in work or learning activities including developing independence skills. Where needed and with additional funding, one to one programmes to develop the ability to live more independently can be set up to match the needs and aspirations of an individual. All the people who work at Lodge Lane enjoy joining in and helpin to run daily activities with the residents and as a result it has a lovely homely, warm and fun atmosphere.

Each person that lives at Lodge Lane House has their own bedroom with a wash basin and shares communal facilities for cooking, dining, personal care, relaxing and pursuing home based leisure as well as enjoying the shared use of the pleasant gardens and conservatory. People are encouraged to bring their own property and furniture with them and are also welcome to decorate and personalise their own rooms. There is an accessible coffee and snack making area and we can also run baking and food preparation activities so that people can maintain and develop their own catering skills. 

Westleigh House, Stockton Heath, 01925 860584, westleigh@wcliving.org.uk

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Westleigh House is a home to eighteen people with long term mental health support needs. For many this can be their home for a number of years, although for others it acts as a very successful transitional stage towards having their own home, either on their own, or sharing with one or two other people. It can also be used as a location for short breaks away from a permanent home elsewhere.

Westleigh have a highly trained team of staff and who work in close consultation with local specialist and health professionals, to ensure the service is as specialised and tailored to the individual as it can possibly be.

Westleigh house is in easy walking distance of Stockton Heath village centre with its very smart range of small shops and amenities. It is in a residential area with all the benefits of a strong local community and not far from Walton Hall Gardens and beyond the countryside of Cheshire whilst being less than two miles (a bus ride) from Warrington town centre. Westleigh also has its own accessible transport so that we can help the people who live there be active in and contribute to their community.

Independence is encouraged through the use personalised plans and a personalisation partner. At Westleigh we support people to make their own choices and follow independent lives. Many residents independently take part in activity and enjoy local community facilities we encourage and support residents to be active citizens within their own community. Although independence is encouraged, if required the staff at Westleigh can accompany and support residents to enjoy activities that are important to them such as meeting and visiting friends and family, going to the pub, the cinema or shops, or engaging in work or learning activities. Where needed and with additional funding, one to one programmes to develop the ability to live more independently can be set up to match the needs and aspirations of an individual.

Each person that lives at Westleigh House has their own bedroom and shares communal facilities for cooking, dining, personal care, relaxing and pursuing home based leisure as well as enjoying the shared use of the very spacious gardens which include a greenhouse and vegetable patch in which we work in partnership with Walton Lea Project to develop gardening and vocational skills. People are encouraged to bring their own property and furniture with them and are welcome to decorate and personalise their own rooms.

Westleigh and Lodge Lane

All the people who live at Lodge Lane and Westleigh are encouraged to take ownership of where they live and play an active role in the running of the home and indeed, the wider organisation wherever possible.

We have a wide range of food and drinks on our menus and our catering teams are always happy to meet special dietary requests and needs wherever possible. We also provide accessible kitchens so that people can maintain and develop their own catering skills.

We know that personal relationships are one of the most important things in life and visitors, family, friends and neighbours are welcome at all times of day and we always keep a range of toys, books and games available to keep younger visitors entertained.

Supported Housing, Central Office, 01925 246870, communitynetwork@wcliving.org.uk

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The supported housing service is a part of Warrington Community Living’s Community Network and supports people to live independently in their own tenancies in properties across Warrington. It is designed to support the needs of people dealing with issues relating to their mental health, helping them to maximise their independence and to maintain assured tenancies.

Whilst there is a common thread of supporting mental health and wellbeing, we know that everyone is different, so every support package will look different. We get to know the people we support and all packages of support are based on person centred planning, which means they are tailored to the bespoke needs of the individual. The support workers get to know everyone they support as a person. Taking an interest in their tastes, talents, hobbies, experiences and ambitions the team work towards supporting them to reach their potential as part of their route to recovery and long term wellbeing.

Colleagues involved in the delivery of the service are trained to deliver a wide range of support, including supporting behaviour that can be challenging, developing independence and confidence, supporting positive relationships and mindful communication. They are also trained to signpost on to other specialist and community based services that might be useful to the individual and that will become part of a network of personalised support and meaningful activity for them.

Services are delivered in the person’s home or sometimes out and about in the community. We usually spend a couple of hours a week supporting the people who use our service, but this is flexible based on the individual’s circumstances.

We currently run six supported housing schemes in various locations across the Borough. This is a total of 57 tenancies in properties currently owned either by Warrington Community Living or ‘Your Housing’ Housing Group. Tenancies are let on an assured tenancy agreement or licence agreement. We have no limits on length of stay and will support people for as long as they have support needs. Although many of the people we support will settle and become long term tenants, it can be an important recovery success story if they move out of assured tenancy to become fully independent and no longer depending upon specialist services to support this.