Beacon Lodge is a 12 bedded step down unit for people recovering from an acute phase of mental illness. The service provides support and intervention for people well enough to leave acute inpatient mental health care but who require support prior to returning to independent living.
Holistic, non-judgemental and recovery focused interventions are provided to people staying at the unit, with a range of community based support services to help the transition to independent living. Face to face support is always available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with planned weekly sessions to ensure progress is being made towards the goals of each person’s stay and independence.
The service is a pilot, delivered in partnership with Turning Point.
Accessing the service
Referrals to Beacon Lodge are made from inpatient services; discussions about whether a transition is needed will take place in ward reviews where a service user, carer and family and community care team can also be part of the decision making and referral process.