Richmond House is an 8 bedded community locked rehabilitation hospital for women with a history of offending/challenging behaviour who have learning disability (LD) and other conditions including autistic spectrum disorders, personality disorders and mental illnesses.
This specialist LD unit is an important part of the step down care pathway within our LD services and just one step away from Community Placements in our specialist residential houses.
We provide a holistic and individual approach to ensure patients achieve their full potential of safe living in the least restrictive environment. Richmond House is part of a full discharge pathway which includes medium and low secure services, community locked rehabilitation and residential services.
Richmond House specialist treatment programme focuses on supporting patients to work toward independent living. Patients are supported to improve their independent daily living skills such as:
Most rehabilitation activities take place in the community where patients can access a full range of local amenities such as shops, library, gym, leisure centre, cinema, etc.
The rehabilitation programme teaches patients independence and transferable skills. Patients are encouraged to develop their skills in a community setting and individual programmes will vary dependent on patients’ needs as they progress through their individual rehabilitation programme. Patients are supported to participate in the on-site or community based real work opportunities programme including employment and voluntary placements.
Richmond House benefits from a range of facilities to support the intensive individual treatment programmes and this includes:
- Rehabilitation kitchen
- Laundry facilities
- Internet and skype
- Horticultural area and gardens
- Activity room
- Games room including pool table, darts board and a range of games
Rosario has worked in mental health and learning disability settings for 25 years. Over the years she has developed an extensive knowledge of the operational management, during a time that Partnerships in Care has significantly increased its number of beds across the UK.
A member of the Corporate Management Group, Rosario has been with PiC since August 1989. In the summer of 2001 Rosario was appointed to the position of Executive Director for Partnerships in Care Learning Disability Services and in 2010 became the Regional Executive Director for PiC East of England Services, based at St John's House Hospital.
Fungai Nhiwatiwa, Unit Manager, PiC Learning Disability Services has held clinical and managerial roles within PiC since joining us 19 years ago. He holds post graduate qualifications from Cambridge University, has a BSc Hons gained following his qualification as a registered mental health nurse and has received an ENB Higher Award – Enhanced Practice in Mental Health.
Dr Hoare has been Clinical Director at PiC Learning Disability Services since October 1996. Before joining PiC Dr Hoare worked as a Medical Director in the NHS.
His specialist area is in forensic psychiatry of learning disability. He trained in London, Cambridge and Norwich.