About Community Options
Community Options is a leading mental health charity in London and the South East
Our mission is to enable people with mental health needs to work towards recovery and lead valued lives in their community.
Our focus is providing a quality service delivered by quality staff.
From our roots in registered care homes we have grown organically, adapting to the ever-changing needs of our clients and stakeholders to provide a range of flexible mental health support services.
In 2010 we merged with Heritage Care and took over the management of their Mental Health Services.
We can now provide gateway access to new services including learning difficulties support and elderly residential care.
Making recovery the focus of mental health services
Promoting the reality of recovery requires a positive and hopeful environment that encourages and values people as human beings. At Community Options we create positive environments that provide hope and promote the idea of recovery. Read more – our approach
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 specialise in training and development programmes on recovery approaches and recovery promoting competencies for mental health workers.
We manage a range of networks and activities that foster positive community relationships and supportive social networks.
Last year we supported some 700 individual clients and 23 separate service user groups. In total we provided 32,000 hours of community support and led over 120 recovery training events.
A Focus on Quality
We want our services to be of the highest quality for all our beneficiaries and to be a provider of choice to our sector partners. Quality and delivering value for money are at the core of all the services we provide. Read more – a focus on quality
Working in Partnership
We work in partnership with many organisations including PCTs, Local Authorities as well as national charities such as MIND and the Big Lottery Fund. Read more – working in partnership
Community Options is governed by a board of trustees consisting of 10 people.
Trustees are recruited from the local communities where the organisation operates and individuals with special knowledge or experience of mental health issues.
Read more – our governance
Help us improve
We would like to know what you think about our services and how you think we can make improvements. Read more – help us improve
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We have helped many people on their road to recovery. Read some of their stories – our impact