DERBY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
The creation of the unit is the culmination and vision of Co-Owners Heather Fox, who worked for 31 as a social worker and AMHP within the city, and Ian Brown, formally an engineer at Rolls-Royce latterly working as a Quality Manager and registered auditor. Together they wanted to develop a homely environment that embraced a person-centred approach to recovery. Our ethos being that of, if it should be one of our loved ones who requires care we would wish for them to be referred to an establishment like Vinegar House.
We believe it to be important that people with mental ill health who have invariably spent lengthy periods in institutions are allowed to experience what may be perceived as normal living practices and social outlets without undue pressure from potentially harmful influences that may be more prevalent in certain locations within a city environment.
"Very lucky to have this place, It’s just like home"
"Superb my son is so happy"
"Just wanted to say thanks for your support + farewell"
"Within mental health services vinegar house is by far the best service/home of its kind"
"Great staff, great home, great support. "
"Better than any other place I have been to. I do not want to move I am happy where I am living here"
"Thank you so much for all your support, advice and friendship during my time with you"