15 The Sycamores is a four bed community rehabilitation residential service for men that have been able to progress through the hospital pathway at rehabilitation and recovery hospitals. The Sycamores provides a stimulating environment for four residents of informal status or placed on a Community Treatment Order (CTO) who are ready to start their journey to independent living following a period of hospital treatment. “The team at Sycamores has restored renewed faith in community placements of those vulnerable individuals who suffer stigma and exploitation.”Tribunal Member The service empowers the residents to function to a higher therapeutic level with a careful reduction of staff interventions and clinical input. This gives people the freedom and independence to flourish and develop their skills. They are positively encouraged to seek vocational employment within the area. The Sycamores is located just off Junction 28 in the market town of South Normanton and two miles away from the busy Alfreton town centre. Residents have access to all of the local amenities, to ensure full integration into community life. The facilities available in the busy towns include gym, library, bowling, churches, leisure centres and the usual shops, hair salons, cafes and supermarkets. Train and bus networks are nearby, allowing clients easy access Alfreton, Sutton in Ashfield, Chesterfield and Mansfield. Nottingham, Sheffield and Derby are within one hour away via public transport. The Sycamores is within easy reach of Sherwood Forest and Bakewell country town located in the Peak District. Beautiful surrounding areas include Buxton and Castleton where the Blue John Caves are situated and the picturesque Matlock and Matlock Bath. Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall have beautiful gardens and parks and are a must for visitors to the area.