We are making a significant change to our residential rehabilitation service provision in Hampshire. This means that from 8th April 2016 Hampshire Residential Service will close.
The current environment has been challenging for all residential providers and our Hampshire service has to maintain an occupation level of 30 people to maintain its viability. The location of the service, and the current funding environment have contributed to this being an ongoing challenge in recent years.
Our aim is to provide residential services that integrate closely with support available for people in recovery in the wider community. Our ‘Phoenix Plus’ approach enables our service users to access the mix of resources they require to support long term recovery and a happy and meaningful future. Phoenix Plus highlights the need for a combination of stable and appropriate residential accommodation with easy access to community based education and employment resources, as well as a range of socially beneficial activities. After careful consideration we do not feel that the location of Hampshire Residential Service sufficiently enables service users to access the broad range of resources they require. This has been reflected in the level of demand for the service.
We will be engaging with commissioners, our Service User Council, and our graduate group Phoenix Re:United, to determine how we go forward in ensuring we are able to provide the best possible solution to aid recovery for people with complex needs in the region. This is part of our ongoing work to implement innovative new models of residential support in order to complement our existing residential services.
If you would like to discuss this change further please contact James.firstname.lastname@example.org