Francis House Care Home is a grand spacious Victorian home in the centre of Bedford, It has a very homely but modern atmosphere, offering very spacious communal spaces which include a large lounge, a separate dinning room with attached sunroom and a spacious kitchen with addition dining area. There is also a sizeable courtyard garden with established planting. All bedrooms are double in size and spacious and offer ensuites facilities. Bedrooms are located over 3 floors. All rooms are provided fully furnished but service users are encouraged to bring their own personal items to make their room feel more like home.
We provide 24-hour care to adults aged 18 and over with complex mental health needs, whose symptoms can be severe and enduring. The aim of Francis House Care Home is to support the recovery of individuals in an environment that inspires hope and facilitates empowerment.
These can include Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, or a psychotic disorder where service users may continue to exhibit positive symptoms. They may have a learning disability including an autistic spectrum disorder, personality disorder, as well as coexisting conditions such as mental health diagnosis and substance misuse, or a mental health diagnosis and a learning disability or personality disorder.
We support people to live fulfilling lives despite their mental health issues. We focus on strengths, and our service user’s goals, and promote choice and control over their lives. We do this through effective and robust care planning and positive risk management, with our service users at the centre. They are supported to plan their time and create detailed activity plans and goals to help with motivation, self-esteem and promoting a sense of achievement.
We encourage and support our service users to become an active part of their local community. We encourage them to engage in community led events and education programmes. We work in partnership and promote the recovery of individuals based on how they define their recovery working with their aims and objectives.