Shore House is an innovative and dynamic service which provides accommodation and 24-hour intensive support to 20 people with a range of mental health diagnoses, and to those experiencing the effects of complex trauma.
Shore House is part of the Mental Health Accommodation Pathway, jointly commissioned by Brighton and Hove City Council and the Integrated Care Board.
As a specialist high-support mental health service we work closely and eﬀectively with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust adult community mental health services.
The accommodation comprises 20 individual client rooms, some with en-suite facilities, as well as a variety of communal spaces including a large shared kitchen. There is a large garden at the back of the property which is used for a variety of activities by staff and clients.
The team provide a flexible range of one-to-one and group support which empowers clients to manage and improve their mental and physical health, and gain the skills and confidence to live more independently within an 18-month timeframe.
Support is provided in a range of areas, including:
- mental and physical health
- confidence and self-esteem
- relationships and communication
- cooking and nutrition
- substance use and alcohol use
- personal safety
- digital inclusion
- building positive social networks
- managing money and debt
- volunteering, work and learning
- managing medications
The team use psychologically-informed ways of working to gain a greater understanding of the values and aspirations of each client, and provide support which is empathic, responsive, and flexible to a diverse range of motivation levels, aims, and needs which may include severe and enduring mental health, problematic substance use, self-neglect, low motivation, social inclusion, and life skills.
I feel I’m important and that staff have empathy and I belong.
Client, Shore House
Shore House is a place of safety, supporting clients with immediate care. It is a place where clients can recover with full support and continues to be a service for clients to excellent effect.
Community Psychiatric Nurse, East Assessment and Treatment service