Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Moss View Unit recently opened its doors after a complete renovation. The site houses a Community Rehabilitation Unit (CRU) which has been arranged into 4 mini flats with 12 beds in total. Each area has been designed to replicate an ordinary living environment, including kitchen areas to allow them to cook meals and socialise with other people. This will assist service users to progress to a more independent way of living during a period of clinical rehabilitation. From May, the unit will also provide 10 High Dependency Rehabilitation beds with en-suite facilities and a range of clinical rooms to accommodate service users with more complex mental health needs.
Helen Lynch, Moss View’s Senior Service Manager who oversaw the project said:
“We are really pleased with the final look of the unit and the benefits this style of accommodation will bring to service users. Providing an ordinary living environment will greatly assist with their rehabilitation especially after a stay in a hospital. This includes helping to develop skills such as shopping, cooking and budgeting as well as opportunities for social inclusion. This means that service users will be able to focus on preparing for a return to independent living while at the same time having the support of onsite clinicians to provide assistance with their recovery.”
The project took 8 months to complete and replaces the services previously provided at Daisy Bank in Lancaster. The new unit has also created over 30 new jobs.
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