Laurel Mental Health

Location

Laurel Mental Health Service is situated in Croydon South London. The sights and sounds of Central London are a short train or car ride away and the beautiful south coast, including Brighton only half an hour away. A little further away in just over an hour is the garden of England the stunning county of Kent that provides the gateway to Europe.

Laurel offers 3 distinct specialist services for people with mental health concerns.

Jordan Lodge:

The house is a large well-furbished semi-detached property within easy walking distance of a wide range of local shops and amenities. Offering a recovery based service for people with mental health concerns who are preparing for an independent life. Catering for people who have a dual diagnosis, mental health and drug and alcohol concerns and offering 14 individual beds.

Russell Hill Lodge:

The house is a large well-furbished semi-detached property within easy walking distance of a wide range of local shops and amenities. Offering a recovery based service for people with mental health concerns who are preparing for an independent life, offering 18 individual beds.

Scott House:

The house is a large well-furbished semi-detached property within easy walking distance of a wide range of local shops and amenities. Providing 21 places for people with enduring mental health concerns, who it is expected will take longer on the road to recovery.

Overview of the service

Laurel offers specialist 24-hour staffed residential care service for up to 53 adults with mental health problems, including anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders and individuals with a dual diagnosis. In this instance, the term "dual diagnosis" refers to adults with mental health problems who, in addition, have a substance abuse problem and / or learning disabilities.

Laurel's skilled and experienced staff team adopt a person-centred and holistic approach towards the care, encouragement and support of those who use our service. Our philosophy is underpinned by optimism and a commitment to the empowerment of others on the journey towards recovery. We focus upon individual's existing strengths, skills and abilities as a springboard towards their future recovery, and the need for individuals to regain a sense of control over their lives.

Service User Profile

  • Male or female
  • Younger adults (18 – 65)
  • Primary diagnosis of mental health problems
  • May have dual diagnosis (including substance abuse problems and/or learning disabilities)
  • May have complex needs
  • May display challenging behaviours

Facilities

  • Good standard of accommodation throughout
  • Ground-floor or property is fully accessible to those with limited mobility
  • Transportation in the form of an estate car
  • 53 well-furnished bedrooms based over 3 sites, all decorated to individual tastes, 2 of the rooms provide shared accommodation and are ideal for people in a relationship or married
  • Attractive shared communal facilities (lounges, sunrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, communal toilets and communal bathrooms)
  • Small front garden
  • Small enclosed rear garden

Additional Service

Laurel also provides 4 independent living flats that are used as part of the transition for people to re-integrate back into their local communities. These are managed by the staff team from Russell Hill Lodge.

The first two flats are on the same site as Russell Hill Lodge and form part of the residential service, providing a less structured approach to the recovery of the person.

Two additional flats are based in Queen Street, Croydon, a stone's throw from central Croydon, these are for people to live in independently, with a tenancy and form an important part of a person's recovery. They are supported by the staff team from Russell Hill Lodge as and when a person needs supporting.

Further information

For further information on Laurel Mental Health Services in Croydon, to arrange a visit to the homes or discuss a potential referral in confidence, please contact the Home Manager.

Laurel, Warham Road

Jordan Lodge, 5 Warham Road, South Croydon
Telephone: 0208 686 8801
Fax: 0208 686 8801

Email: vanessa.doidge@malverngroup.co.uk

Vanessa Doidge (Home Manager)

Scott House, 7 Warham Road, South Croydon
Telephone: 0208 686 9312
Fax: 0208 686 9312

Email: nina.harman@malverngroup.co.uk

Nina-HarmanMs Nina Harman (Home Manager)
Nina has been a manager with the service for over 10 years at both Russell Hill Lodge and Scott House. She has been the manager at Scott House for over 6 years, with extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of delivering high quality mental health services to those who need them. Nina's main aim is to support people with long term mental health concerns to lead life's that are fulfilling for them as individuals and make them feel safe and happy.

Scott House

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Jordan Lodge

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Russell Hill Lodge

Russell Hill Lodge, Russell Hill Road, Purley
Telephone: 0208 668 3212
Fax: 0208 668 3212
Email: veronica.gambara@malverngroup.co.uk

Veronica Gambara (Home Manager)

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