The Crisis House is a jointly funded project between Gofal, and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.
The aim of the project is to provide short term crisis accommodation for individuals with severe and enduring mental illness who are experiencing a crisis in their mental health.
The project seeks to provide a holistic approach to promoting recovery. The service aims to reduce the likelihood of hospital admission through the creation of a safe, supportive and comfortable environment that is responsive to individual need and aids recovery. The Crisis House provides a 24 hour service staffed by Support Staff employed by Gofal and is supported by the Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Teams serving Cardiff and the Vale.
The Crisis House promotes continuity of care between itself and community based services, focusing on the psychosocial needs of service users for a period up to a maximum of 7 days.
Referrals to the Crisis House can only be made for individuals receiving care through the Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Service.
The multidisciplinary team draws up a focused support plan detailing:
Support plans will be reviewed as required, but within 4 days of initial agreement of the plan at a designated team meeting, including Crisis House staff and Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team.
The Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team will remain involved throughout the period that accommodation is required in the Crisis House.