What is Park House?
Park House is a residential home for men and women with a mental health diagnosis. It offers 24-hour support which means that there are always trained and qualified staff on hand to support service users and deal with any problems that might arise.
Park House is first and foremost home to those who live there. So activities are the same as in anyone else’s home – people sleep, eat, cook, do their laundry, do their share of the housework, watch TV, talk to friends etc. Living with others provides an opportunity to socialise and improve communication skills.
What happens at Park House?
The main focus is to encourage and support service users to develop a commitment to changing their lives and reaching their full potential. They are supported to take part in the wider community, perhaps by doing a college course, joining social clubs or finding work. We want to help individuals regain their rightful place in society and have a role as active citizens. Emphasis is placed on maintaining or re-training the skills needed for daily living and getting as much out of it as possible.
Staff are there for individuals who may want to talk about feelings, be supported with managing medication, budgeting their finances or helping with daily-living skills like making appointments, cooking and shopping. There is a strong commitment to fostering an open and trusting atmosphere. Staff encourage service users to discuss their difficulties and share their problems, hopes and dreams.
Park House is a two-storey, end of terrace house situated on the corner of Constable Road and St Andrews Road. It is situated within walking distance of the beach, shops and all local amenities.
It is within easy access of the main roads into Felixstowe, a 15 minute drive from the A12 and a 10 minute walk from Felixstowe Railway Station.