DERBY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Vinegar House has close links with a dedicated consultant psychiatrist who helps support a professional and listening style of involvement from the staff at the unit to interactions and reviews with the service users. This has had a very positive effect on supporting the unit keep service users well and avoid readmissions to hospital.
All of our service users are supported by a Care Coordinator, invariably from the local community team and a representative from the relevant funding body, which also helps to maintain a focus of opinions. We also actively encourage family members to have involvement with the unit and to offer their feedback in a relaxed manner.