Head office: 80 Holloway Road, London, N7 8JG
Tel: 0207 6973300
Northern regional office: Unit 13B Tiger Court, Kings Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 1BD
Tel: 0151 4826140
Richmond Fellowship has been pioneering approaches to recovery and championing social inclusion for more than 55 years and is now one of the biggest voluntary sector providers of mental health support in England.
It works with the people who use its services to design and deliver support together, recognising everyone’s valuable skills and experiences. People who access its services are able to influence their individual support, the local service they use, the organisation as a whole, and society by championing mental health issues and challenging stigma.
In 2011, 2Care, a voluntary sector provider of mental health rehabilitation and recovery specialising in supporting people with high and complex needs, joined Richmond Fellowship. 2Care was originally founded in 1929 as the SOS Society to provide shelter for the homeless during the great depression. Over the years it developed its services to provide high quality, specialist support and care to people with complex mental health needs. In May 2016 it ceased to operate as a separate charity and became a fully integrated part of Richmond Fellowship.
Richmond Fellowship provides a range of mental health support services across England:
Residential – its care homes and 24hr hour supported housing schemes provide round the clock support for individuals, often as a step down from a stay in hospital or as an alternative to being admitted to hospital when in crisis
Supported living – it provides accommodation as a registered social landlord with staff available to help people develop their independent living skills while its floating support workers provide similar help in people’s own homes
Community based – it provides support on a group or individual basis to help people access social networks and peer support, and engage in everyday mainstream opportunities
Employment – it supports people who are recovering from mental health problems return to paid employment, voluntary work or training and help employees with mental health problems, including stress, anxiety and depression, to stay in work.