Rutland Gardens provides a specialist recovery mental health service for men. There are 10 beds and the service supports people to develop skills to aid their recovery. The service provides support in a range of different areas such as managing your medication and illness, support with practical everyday tasks and support to engage with meaningful activities. It is classified as a hospital in the community.
The service is for adult men who have a history of psychosis.
Residents will come and live at 5-7 Rutland Gardens. They will be allocated a primary nurse and be offered the opportunity to develop a care plan for their stay. Residents will also have the opportunity for regular reviews with their consultant. Carers are also encouraged to attend these reviews and contribute to care plans, if the resident consents to this.
All food is provided and residents take it in turns to cook an evening meal. Staff offer support with this and other practical tasks like room cleaning, laundry and managing paperwork. There is a varied activity programme and groups are run in the house and in the community. There is also a weekly house meeting where people can make suggestions.
Whilst residents are at Rutland Gardens their support needs will be assessed in relation to moving on to a more independent setting.
Friends and family can visit Rutland Gardens. Visitors are requested not to go upstairs to the bedrooms without checking with staff first.
Visiting hours are from 8am to 10pm.
The unit has staff onsite 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
There is always a qualified nurse available and always a minimum of three staff on shift.
There is also an occupational therapist and peer support worker as part of the team. There is a dedicated consultant psychiatrist who will meet with the residents on a regular basis and a ward manager. At times there may be nursing and occupational therapy students on placement within the unit. There are also volunteers who enhance the programme of activities offered.
How to get here
Services 1, 1A and 6 (Brighton and Hove Buses) stop on New Church Road, near the bottom of Rutland Gardens.
Services 2, 25, 46 and 49 (Brighton and Hove Buses) stop on Portland Road, near the top of Rutland Gardens.
The nearest train stations are Aldrington (0.4 miles) and Hove (1 mile).
There is no onsite parking, please use parking meters along surrounding streets.