One One Eight

One One Eight offers therapeutic support to individuals, staffed 24/7/365. The primary purpose of the service is to promote and enable people on their recovery journey, introducing and supporting clients to access the community for educational, voluntary, work and recreational purposes.

The goal of a placement is to be a pathway to a more independent living arrangement, when the time is right for the person, and the social networks, routines and management skills are in place to advance.


One One Eight is a large town house, situated on Clifton Green, within walking distance of York city centre, local amenities, local and national transportation links. Over three floors the house has six large single occupancy bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, communal living areas, kitchen, shower room, bathroom, three toilets, an office and a sleeping in room for staff. There is one ground floor bedroom, three bedrooms on the first floor and two bedrooms located on the second floor.

The home has been stunningly refurbished, we believe that if you give someone somewhere nice to live, then they will live nicely.


We appreciate that everyone has a different lived experience, and that everyone’s journey is individual. Through our experience of over thirty years managing residential care homes for clients with complex and enduring mental health needs, and our innovative recovery programme at Recovery House, which opened in 2014, we have a really good understanding of what people need to succeed.

Our clients at One One Eight will be at a high functioning level, with a will and drive to progress and work on their recovery. Our team of RMN’s, PSI and Recovery Workers specialise in recovery practices and are experienced in delivering the required individual support to our clients, and using our partner contacts we will strive to facilitate educational, voluntary and work opportunities for our clients in the community.

One One Eight offers a unique service and one that with the expertise we offer can bring the best out of people that are committed to their recovery journey.


Recovery means different things to different people. Our approach is based on embracing the values of recovery and focusing on mental well-being. We do not see mental health problems as an “illness”, and as a consequence we
do not see our clients as “patients”. Recovery does not mean “to cure”, it is about providing people with the skills to manage and enjoy their lives. At Amitola Communities we work alongside individuals on their journey, where relationships are based on equality and the mutuality of knowledge and experience.

A recovery journey is personalised to the individual and everyone has the right to choose their own path to recovery, to move beyond the traditional ideals of survival and existence through the promotion and the development of key living skills, increased independence brought about by meaningful and purposeful daily activities. We recognise the importance of making time to talk, and to listen and develop meaningful relationships. We use innovative techniques to help better understand individual issues and encourage and support to ensure everyone has a purpose in their lives.

Our approach to recovery emphasises that while people may not have full control of their symptoms, they can have full control over their lives and their future. Recovery is about personal growth, and helping people to achieve
their aspirations. The recovery values underpinning the program include choice, ownership, responsibility, sense of self and community.


The main function of rehabilitation is to provide specific interventions that place a strong emphasis on the promotion of developing independent living skills. One One Eight provides a therapeutic environment that develops confidence and establishes meaningful routines that supports individuals to gain, or regain the skills to carry out everyday tasks. Interventions are designed to meet gaps in skills and education and are provided in a manner that recognises the persons own wishes and ambitions.


As a service we expect clients to use the programme time, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, to work pro actively on their recovery. We appreciate each pathway will be individual to the person, however this must not impact negatively
on the community ethos of the home. Where possible we expect that clients will attend the “Start of the Week” meeting on a Monday, “Morning Meetings” Tuesday to Thursday, “End of the Week” meeting on a Friday, Journalling at the end of each day, and to engage in oneto-one recovery work with staff.

All residents are expected to:

  • Show respect to both peers and staff, and treat others
    within the house as they themselves wish or expect to
    be treated.
  • Show empathy and kindness to their peers.
  • Undertake a fair share of responsibilities for all
    housekeeping tasks within the home.
  • Treat any information that is shared between peers
    and staff in a confidential manner.
  • Respect the privacy of others at all times.
  • Never enter another person’s room unless invited
    to do so.
  • Respect the fabric of the house and the belongings
    of others.
  • Take responsibility for rising at 8am Monday to
    Friday, and unless by prior arrangement attend
    morning meeting.
  • Inform staff if they are planning to be out of the house
    after 10pm and advise of an expected return time.
  • Respect the non-smoking rule within the house,
    the designated smoking area is outside at the rear of
    the house.
  • To drink alcohol within moderation and outside of
    programme time (unless otherwise specified within their
    Recovery Plan).
  • Adhere to the zero tolerance policy of the house with
    regards to illicit drugs (anyone found to be in possession
    of/or using illicit drugs will be asked to leave and the
    Police may be notified).

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