17 June 2015
An insight into the new Community Rehabilitation Service
Graham Russell, Chair of mental health charity Second Step with
Jill Shepherd, Chief Officer of Bristol Clinical Commissioning
Group (CCG) and Aileen Edwards (far right in photo), Second Step's
Chief Executive at the launch of Bristol's new Community
Rehabilitation Service at The Station in central Bristol.
Jill Shepherd told guests that the new service was taking a
community-centred approach with high aspirations for all its
clients. "A key aim of the service is for 80% of people to progress
to their own tenancy or into supported living within two years."
She also said the service would embrace innovative thinking and
ways of working.
The new service, part of Bristol Mental Health, had its official
launch on 4 June 2015. The service, led by Bristol-based mental
health charity Second Step with women's mental health organisation
Missing Link and the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust
Partnership, (AWP), expects to work with around 100 people in a
highly intensive way either in their own homes or in community
settings during the first year. Part of the service is a 10-bed
accommodation unit called Wellbridge House - currently in the
Brentry area of Bristol - which offers 24-hour support to its