Parkview

Parkview is a well-established mental health recovery care home in the Hove area providing care for adults over the age of 18 years with enduring mental health issues.  It is has 8 bedrooms but can accommodate up to 10 residents The home provides both short and long term placements, with  a strong focus on re-enablement and recovery.  Most of our service users are preparing to move on to more independent living in the community.   We believe in the Recovery Model and work in partnership with residents to guide their own recovery journey.

The registered manager of Parkview is Azhar Juri and he is supported by a team of support staff.  Care staff are on duty 24 hours a day. There is also a team of ancillary staff who ensure Parkview is maintained to the very best standard of tidiness and cleanliness.

It is a requirement that a full assessment be made prior to a service user being admitted to Parkview to ensure that the placement is both satisfactory for the needs of the service user and that of the Care Providers. Parkview has a strong emphasis on rehabilitation. Prospective service users are invited to visit and spend the day here or even nights, before being admitted, so that they can decide if Parkview is right for them.

All service users take part in independent living activities and cookery classes to promote independence.  Service users are supported to do their own laundry, clean their own bedrooms and assist with daily chores around the home. Some of the younger service users go on to voluntary work, work experience and work placements.

Residents meetings are held monthly so that service users can plan the menu and activities for upcoming months.

There are many in house activities that service users can participate in, if they so wish.  These include cooking, baking, table tennis, quizzes, art therapy, flower arranging, gardening, bingo, using the computer and internet, BBQ’s and also outings to local attractions and further.  We also hold several parties throughout the year to make the most of our beautiful and serene garden.

Service users are encouraged to be fully involved in all aspects of their daily lives including care planning, medication, laundry, menu planning, cooking of meals and housekeeping.  When able to, service users will be supported to self-administer their own medication.

Smoking is not permitted in the home; however there is an external designated smoking area at the rear of the property.

Amenities

Parkview is situated near to shops, cafes and the picturesque Hove Park. Hove Railway Station is also only a few minutes’ walk away with direct lines to London and Brighton. Brighton and Hove provide an excellent bus service with buses going all over the south coast and into central Brighton. Parkview is only a 15 minute walk from Brighton beach.

Accommodation

Accommodation consists of 8 bedrooms across 4 floors. Six rooms have en-suite facilities, whilst two bedrooms on the top floor share a bathroom.  Shared facilities include a lounge, dining room, kitchen and a large landscaped rear garden

Facilities

  • 24-hour care
  • Full central heating
  • Own furniture in service users rooms if desired
  • Emergency nurse call points
  • Assisted laundry
  • Assisted baths/shower rooms and dressing (if required)
  • Monitored medication and dispensing
  • Choice of menu/special diets catered for
  • Tea and coffee making facilities in rooms ( subject to risk assessment)
  • Guests can  visit  and have meals with service users
  • Patio/garden area
  • Daily activities

Meals

The home offers a choice of home cooked meals using suggestions from service users. All service users are encouraged to participate in the preparation and cooking of their own meals and meals for each other as part of preparing them to lead independent lives. Service users can choose when and where they eat. Menus are planned in advance so that service users can decide whether they prefer a take-away or something different.

Special diets, cultural and religious preferences and tastes can be catered for e.g. diabetic; fat-reducing etc. Relatives can join you for lunch either in the dining area or in your bedroom if you so wish.

Entertainment/Recreation

Most service users make their own arrangements for occupation and recreation as part of maintaining their independence, however, some activities are organized by the home in conjunction with service users who can join in if they like. Service users are also encouraged to take part in all the events in the local area, including Pride and The Brighton Festival.

Activities include going out for walks, trips to the cinema, theatre outings, music therapy, board games, films, arts and crafts, computer skills, learning new languages, holidays and mini-bus outings to name but a few.

Service users also have the opportunity to undertake basic workshops in the home which cover Health and Safety, Kitchen Hygiene, Infection Control, Fire Training and First Aid Training.