Cragston Court is a 20-bedded community rehabilitation service for individuals with enduring mental health needs. Located in Blakelaw, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, our home provides 24-hour specialist residential care to people from a variety of backgrounds, including people stepping down from an in-patient setting or stepping up from the community.
We also support individuals whose placements elsewhere may have broken down, who may need more intensive support to continue their recovery journey.
Our approach to care
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 in their individually tailored care plans.
Our home promotes recovery to the highest standard and encourages the involvement of other professionals in order to help residents along their journey. We focus on encouraging our residents to develop the daily living skills and independence they need to move towards community living.
Our residents are each assigned a key worker, who ensures that each individual is actively involved in the review of their care, so they can keep track of their achievements and aspirations. Residents can also have their thoughts and opinions heard within monthly residents' meetings, via Priory Adult Care's communication strategy 'Our Voice.'
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 care 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
- Two 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
- Enclosed gardens with 24/7 access
- Full wheelchair access across the home
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 support 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 Adult Care 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.