Shore House

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 Tiered Accommodation Pathway, jointly commissioned by Brighton and Hove City Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group.

As a specialist high-support mental health service we work closely and effectively with Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust mental health teams including assessment and treatment teams and the Mental Health Rapid Response Service.

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 was renovated in 2017 and is now used for a variety of activities by staff and clients.

Our Approach

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 medication and side-effects

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 problematic substance use, severe and enduring mental health, self-neglect, low motivation, and literacy/numeracy issues.

Testimonials

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

How to refer into the service

All new referrals need to be made via the Mental Health Placement Officer who can be contacted by phone on 01273 293804 or by email on [email protected]

For more information and general enquiries, please telephone Shore House on 01273 929392.

BHT Case Studies

Martha

Martha was referred to Shore House following an intentional overdose of prescription medication that nearly proved fatal, and which resulted in a hospital admission.

As Martha was too physically unwell to travel, the Shore House manager offered to conduct the initial assessment with her in hospital. Martha was offered a self-contained flat within Shore House and was subsequently discharged from hospital to Shore House with integrated support from an Occupational Therapist.

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