12 Woodcross Street

12 Woodcross Street, Coseley, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 9RT

12 Woodcross Street is a 2 bed step-down mental health service for men from Cygnet Sedgley House and Cygnet Sedgley Lodge.

Our residents’ psychiatric mental rehabilitation has progressed to the point where the chance of independent or supported living has become a reality. All the rooms and communal areas are generously-sized. Each bedroom is en-suite, fitted with either a bath or shower. Outside, there are attractive gardens, which the service users help to maintain.

“It’s a nice environment and there is much more opportunity to become independent.”Resident

Residents’ progress is reviewed on a monthly basis by a full multi-disciplinary team at an ‘outpatients’ clinic’ at Sedgley Lodge and further input is given if required. A weekly 1:1 session with allocated key-workers is on offer too, as well as meetings with a registered mental health nurse (RMN) to discuss the benefits and possible side effects of taking medication.

The local area

Sedgley is full of local amenities such as supermarkets, markets, gyms, banks, restaurants, libraries and parks. The town of Wolverhampton is nearby. Service users are also encouraged to visit Birmingham as there are extensive amenities such as the Bull Ring shopping centre.

These surroundings offer ample opportunity to continue therapy programmes started in the hospital, for example, accessing the community, travel training, food shopping, attending to household skills and the medication programme.

Residents are given a weekly shopping budget to purchase fresh food. They are encouraged to cook independently, however, assistance is available 24 hours a day if needed. Regular community meetings give residents the opportunity to raise any problems or concerns with the environment.

 

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