Wainwright Recovery and Respite Unit

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This is a 12 bed respite care unit providing a city wide residential respite resource to adults with mental health needs 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Most of their beds are a step-down for people leaving inpatient wards before they are fully discharged back into the community.  However their is provision of a respite bed which offers a short stay to anyone who has been discharged but is at risk of relapse and re-admission to hospital.

During a period of respite, services may include mental health education, social engagement activities, housing support, support to engage in the wider community and support to develop independent living skills.

Referrals come from SHSC inpatient wards and community mental health teams.

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