Anson Road is a 24-hour community rehabilitation service for men with mental health needs. The service aims to provide recovery focused support to enable service users to develop, enhance and sustain life skills and coping strategies which will enable the individual to achieve greater independence and quality of life.
Anson Road is located in central Manchester close to the Central Manchester Hospitals site and the Universities. The unit has 17 beds and support is provided by a team of Mental Health Nurses, STR workers, Support Workers and two Occupational Therapists. There is also a pharmacy and medical input.
The support provided focuses on engagement in the process of recovery and what that means for the individual, enabling them to identify what their recovery goals are and what support is needed to achieve them.
Anson Road aims to provide a relaxed and positive atmosphere where people can engage with staff and other service users and have access to a range of group and individual activities to encourage the development and enhancement of life skills. The average length of stay at the unit is 18 months and during this time the staff team will provide support in the following areas:
- Self care & looking after the home
- Diet, nutrition & cooking
- Managing medication & treatment
- Education & employment opportunities
- Coping with mental health needs
- Budgeting & welfare benefits
- Developing interests & building social networks
Referrals for the service can be made by care co-ordinators and inpatient staff employed by the Trust. Once referred an assessment will be carried out and the outcome fedback to the referrer and service user within two weeks of the assessment being completed.