Priory Group senior managers joined Clive Betts MP and VIP guests to officially open Bowden House, a new specialist mental health service in Sheffield.
Craegmoor, part of the Priory Group of Companies, has invested more than £100,000 in the new residential service for individuals requiring specialist support for their mental health needs, including personality disorder.
Bowden House will eventually create up to 21jobs and can provide care for 11 individuals, including 5 beds for admissions that need short-term emergency placements. Some patients may also have a learning disability but with their primary need being mental health.
The service will aim to facilitate patients with the skills, development and progression required to move towards supported accommodation. Support workers will enable individuals to build confidence and provide guidance to build daily living skills, knowledge and access to the community.
Sarah Hughes, managing director of Craegmoor, said: “This service for individuals, who require specialist support for mental health needs, will bring high-quality, much needed care provision to the Sheffield area. The focus will be on rehabilitation and empowerment to enable and support the person to return to supported or independent living as quickly as possible.
“The experience Craegmoor and the Priory Group has in mental health, complex and long term care will enhance the care provision for the area.”
Clive Betts MP said: “This is a tremendous facility and I welcome the specialist care provision to Sheffield. The focus on rehabilitation and supporting people with mental health needs to integrate into the community is to be welcomed and I wish Bowden House every success.”