Specialist Care

We provide compassionate residential care for adults who experience a range of long-term mental health issues, including but not limited to: cognitive impairment, brain injury as a result of long term alcohol dependence, Korsakoff’s syndrome, trauma or other pathology, personality disorder, bipolar and bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenic type illnesses, and depression.

We regularly work with people who have had many failed placements elsewhere, often because their behaviour has been too challenging for other homes to deal with, or because their experience of mental illness has been just too severe.

We’re dedicated to helping these people have the best-possible quality of life that they can, with specialised, warm, safe, accepting and skilled support that really makes a difference.

In mental health care, the objective of a successful rehabilitation to independent living in the community, with people in their own homes, is an important target.

At John Sturrock, while we never ignore this target, we do accept that sometimes, for some people, it is just not achievable. We are proud to accept this, and move on from this position – instead focusing on what’s best for people while they’re with us.

Case studies

The following case histories give an idea of the type of person we work with. These people have all received care at our sister home, Thomas Owen House – and those who come to John Sturrock will receive the same standard of compassionate, specialist care from our dedicated team.

J’s story: living with personality disorder

J has struggled with a personality disorder for much of his life. In previous placements, his self-harm and parasuicidal actions have meant that staff struggled to work well with...

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D’s Story: Coming to terms with Schizophrenia

D has had lots of different placements in care settings, and all of them have sadly broken down – until she started working with us. D experiences hallucinations that...

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K’s story: Learning to manage Bipolar Disorder

K has been detained under the Mental Health Act many, many times. Chaos, vulnerability, violence and risk have been constants throughout his life. Traditional mental health services have struggled...

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