Supporting Mental Wellbeing
Community Options is a charity and a subsidiary of Heritage Care Group. For over 20 years Community Options has helped people with mental health needs to work towards recovery and lead valued lives within the community.
We currently operate across London and the South East. Our work provides hope and support, and focuses on supporting people to achieving sustained mental health. We provide services that are respectful, supportive, offer choice, are effective and enabling.
Our vision is for everyone who is experiencing mental ill-health to have access to appropriate and timely support and to lead valued lives in the community as equal citizens.
We work with people who have a range of mental health needs, associated with mild anxiety and depression to severe and enduring mental health problems. We are able to provide effective and value for money services to people buying services directly
We do this by providing innovative, effective value for money services and training to individuals, community groups and mental health professionals. We are Experts in Recovery – able to deliver first class training and development programmes. We are a pathway for NHS patients – providing effective step down services that can work with people who have complex needs.
Our person-centred approach allows us to work with individuals flexibly to support their specific needs on their recovery journey. In this way, people are able to make choices and take responsibility in an enabling environment for their own support systems.
The benefit for the individual and the public is people are better able to take control and manage their symptoms and have a better quality of life. We aim to influence the nature of mental health services through our own practice, research, training and consultancy. As people develop their confidence within their local community their reliance on costly twenty-four hour care, frequent visits to GPs and unplanned visits to hospital are reduced.
Take a look at the impact of our work and some of our success stories.