Amitola Communities cares for and supports adults with varying needs, including enduring and complex mental health issues and learning disabilities. We currently operate 3 registered care homes regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and provide supported living services in York.

We have a team of well trained and experienced professionals committed to delivering a market leading service geared towards the development of our people, and thereby affording them the best quality of life achievable. As a small organization, everyone works closely together allowing us to offer and achieve a very high quality service.

Service Definition

The directors of Amitola Communities have more than 85 combined years of experience in providing high quality, cost effective and outcome focused specialist healthcare and rehabilitation services for people with mental health problems, personality disorders, learning disabilities, significant challenging behavior and associated complex needs.

Amitola Communities provides residential care home and supported living services for adults with complex and enduring mental health problems, learning disabilities and other associated needs.

Our residential services can meet the needs of people who require a high level of support and supervision in a therapeutic community setting.

The aim of our residential services is to enable and promote our residents to fulfill their maximum potential, socially, emotionally and mentally. We provide a person-centred plan of active community engagement, positive risk taking and coping strategies.

Our supported living service allows people with manageable mental health problems and (or) learning disabilities to live where and with whom they want, for as long as they want, with ongoing support to sustain that choice.

Recovery

At Amitola Communities we are in the early stages of implementing a recovery model across the care pathway, this approach is based on embracing the principles of recovery and focusing on mental well-being.

Recovery does not mean “cure”, it is about working collaboratively with individuals on their recovery pathway enabling them to improve all elements of their life which will impact positively on their mental well-being.

A recovery pathway is personalized to each individual and their right to choose their own path to recovery, moving beyond the traditional ideas of survival and existence through the promotion of developing skills, increasing independence through daily activities, making time to talk and listen for relationship building, and ultimately encouraging and supporting to ensure purpose in their lives.

Our approach to recovery emphasizes 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, helping people to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Therapeutic Communities

Therapeutic community is a participative, group-based approach to long-term mental illness. This approach promotes the social relationships, daily structure and different activities together, all deliberately designed to help people’s health and well-being. We have adopted what we see as the most valuable aspects of the therapeutic community framework into our services.

Outcomes

In line with the national mental health outcomes strategy, ultimately our aim is to provide quality services that improves mental health for all of our service users and help to increase the amount of people recovering from mental illness.

At Amitola Communities we are in the early stages of implementing a recovery model across the care pathway, this approach is based on embracing the principles of recovery and focusing on mental well-being. Our service users have an appropriate outcome target, to which progress is regularly monitored and reported.

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