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Cragston Court

Cragston Court

Cragston Court is a 20-bedded specialist residential rehabilitation and recovery service for adults aged 18 years and over, who have enduring mental health needs.

Located in Blakelaw, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the people we support are usually referred to us from psychiatric wards, from the community following a number of re-admissions, or from placements where they haven't made a sustained recovery.

Our approach

We want the best for the people in our care and place great importance on outcomes and quality of life. We look at what can be achieved for each person using a person-centred approach and taking into account their abilities, interests and needs.

We enhance an individual’s motivation by giving them tangible proof of their daily achievements, as well as their skills and abilities. It celebrates individual success across its tailored care plans.

The unit promotes recovery to the highest standard and encourages the involvement of other professionals in order to help residents along their journey. We provide 24-hour support for people with mental health conditions, with a focus on encouraging daily living skills and independence.

Key workers ensure that each individual is actively involved in the review of their care, so they can keep track of their achievements and aspirations.

A positive environment

Our absolute priority is to make sure we operate safe and effective services 24/7 and that all staff understand what is required of them to make that happen. The team works within a positive environment to encourage confidence and bring structure, inclusion and opportunity into the lives of our residents. We also have close links to the local community which includes access to:

  • High street shopping
  • Bus routes
  • Local colleges
  • A local library
  • A post office
  • A gym with swimming pool
  • A range of restaurants/café’s

Our aim is to help the people we support to re-join a meaningful place in the community. We do this not only with the treatment that we provide, but with an environment that offers facilities of a high standard. These include:

  • Beautifully decorated bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped domestic kitchens and French doors
  • A patio area which leads onto enclosed gardens
  • 2 lounges, one of which is aimed at recreation and includes cooking facilities to enable independence within a person’s recovery
  • A conservatory for relaxation and where professional meetings can take place
  • Treatment rooms
  • Enclosed gardens with 24/7 access
  • Full wheelchair access

The team

The team at Cragston Court is dedicated to people’s recovery journeys and ensures that individuals are equipped with daily living skills. We work together with residents and families to create positive, meaningful and lasting outcomes. The team includes:

  • A Registered Manager
  • Clinical Lead
  • Registered Mental Health Nurses
  • Recovery Workers

Referrals and admissions

The following criteria details who will benefit from active rehabilitation at Cragston Court:

  • Adults aged 18 years or older
  • Those suffering from enduring mental health needs

The people we work with come from acute or low secure wards, as well as community settings. We provide the support and guidance that each person needs to reach their potential and where they can recover at their own pace.

Priory works in partnership with a number of local authorities and the clinical commissioning groups within Newcastle/Gateshead, in order to provide a rehabilitation and recovery service based around the concepts of extra care.

How to find Cragston Court