Care Philosophy

Our primary concern is to respect residents' independence and to offer a transformative, supported living environment.

The Summer Breeze Model of Enhanced Supported Living has been carefully developed to support adults living with enduring mental health problems, learning disabilities and autism 24/7. We support people with long term mental health conditions, who require access to professional clinical and social support to enable them to reach their goals. Along their journey to mental health recovery, outcomes are consistently measured, involving both the individual and their wider support network (clinical, social, economic and qualitative).

The Summer Breeze Enhanced Supported Living Model aims to Support people with long term mental health conditions to become more independent and achieve their goals in a safe, comfortable living environment.

Our services all have their own personality, brought to life by our residents and our teams. But, our enhanced supported living model ensures that the quality of support provided is consistently high.

Our safe and welcoming mental health rehabilitation services enable people to rebuild their daily living and vocational skills, whilst building their confidence to take the next step on their recovery journey such as transitioning to greater independent living in the community.

All our services provide rehabilitation and step down programmes to adults with mental health needs and who may have behaviours that challenge. To help people on their recovery journey, each person we support within our services will have an independent tenancy agreement with a housing association.

Our Mission is:

  • To provide a high standard of care and support to every service user.
  • To provide a safe, welcoming, nurturing, environment where service users are able to develop and grow at their own pace to maximise their potential emotionally, physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually.
  • To offer consistent, unconditional care, enabling each service user to live in an environment that encourages positive relationships, mutual respect, trust, and consideration for others.
  • To accept and understand each individual service user, at all times maintaining their dignity and self-respect.
  • To ensure service users experience success and praise, enabling the stimulation of emotional growth and the development of trusting relationships
  • To assist service users in the development of their sense of identity and self-image, and preserve their cultural and religious heritage.
  • To empower service users to make choices through the expression of wishes, feelings and preferences, developing their right to self-determination.
  • To adopt a person-centred approach, ensuring the best possible support for each service user, providing a service specific to the needs of the individual, giving them a sense of permanence, security, and genuine unhurried commitment.
  • To be sensitive to service users’ needs and expectations by encouraging their full participation and integration into the community, aiding them to develop daily living skills and activities of daily living to promote independence and choice.
  • To enable service users to have access to a wide variety of individual and group activities, both in their home and in the local community, maximising their occupational, vocational and leisure potential.
  • To accept challenging and disruptive behaviours and, as far as possible, channel these into positive avenues, and to remain committed to non-aversive methods of managing and reducing such behaviours.
  • To recognise the specific communication needs of each individual and work towards enhancing their communication abilities and develop self-expression.