Moving into The Neuk

On 08/06/20 we got the keys for our new flagship service. A few days later all the volunteers turned up and help us to move the furniture we had donated to us By Gleneagles Hotel. Here are some pictures of move in day…

Wednesday the same week………some inside pictures

Cosy Corner in downstairs lounge.
Example bedroom – still work to do so this is a sneak preview.
Our downstairs lounge. Furniture all donated by Gleneagles and Carpet supplied and fitted by Caledonia Housing……Check out how well it all goes.
Lovely kitchen space. Lots of tea and supporting each other will happen here.

Even managed to get Gardening started in week 1.

Exciting times ahead……watch this space fore more Neuk News

The Neuk – New Development 2020

It is our vision to provide a local service specifically designed to support people in crisis through a multi-agency, peer-supported crisis house to address some of the need in Perth and Kinross locality. We believe this will provide early intervention support or crisis intervention and lead to avoiding problematic and sometimes unnecessary assessments out of area therefore reducing the impact on individuals.

We want to capture local knowledge and experience from organisations and groups already on the ground, and work in partnership to provide a consistent and compassionate response to crisis and distress.

The model within The Neuk encompasses the Recovery-Orientated Systems of Care. Promoting the values of Person-Centred, Self-Directed and Strength Based approaches.  Individuals presenting needs will be responded to with respect and compassion, their support will be co-ordinated with appropriate agencies, and the clients’, families and carers voices will be integral in the decisions around their support. This approach will help develop strong relationships between clients and their support system, leading to more effective long-term outcomes.     

Service Aims

  • To provide multi-agency, co-located support for people who are experiencing mental health crisis.
  • Provide five crisis beds for those who are assessed as in need, for a limited time (up to one week).
  • Service delivery 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
  • Using a shared approach combining the strengths of both the medical and social models.
  • In partnership with other agencies, utilising the same building to provide wrap-around support when people present with complex needs.
  • Create a therapeutic space in the community where people can feel secure and supported.  Where people can gain person-centred assistance with their immediate mental health needs.
  • Provide opportunity for service users to de-escalate away from the situation that may be linked to their crisis.
  • Help those who are often denied primary/acute mental health care provision due to being marginalised through the behaviours they present, alcohol or drug use, removing barriers to access crisis support.
  • People in crisis are seen and managed through service by appropriately skilled and trained staff.
  • Peer-led support model as an integral part of service delivery.
  • Managing the crisis based on presentation and enabling people to leave The Neuk with an individualised personal risk plan identifying coping strategies and other community resources.
  • Create planned pathways in partnership with client to address longer-term needs and enable supported self-management.
  • Decrease the need for presentation at A&E, acute mental health services or other emergency services for example, Ambulance and Police.

Partnerships

You can support us by making a donation at the link below

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/theneuk?fbclid=IwAR2mvWGxby13tvgMjm5dC60CKZ_kf5igsMzv4rkAd2ZXQL1H56EIWdeGPSA

Fundraising event – Auchterarder Running Festival

A massive thank you to Aucherarder Running Festival, athletes raised £507.28 and gave most welcomed food donations.

We love that local events are sponsoring our charity 100% of these donations go directly to people using our services.

I’m delighted to say we ran two very successful initiatives to help Anchor House and particular thanks must go to Fiona Watt who has organised the running festival for the last 3 years! Fiona kindly agreed to send a request out to all competitors taking part in either the 10km or half marathon asking for any non-perishable food items and we also put on tea and coffee for the athletes and spectators and asked for any donation to go towards Anchor House

Billy Murray on Behalf of ARF
Brand Experience Manager at Gleneagles Hotel
Left to right – Billy Murray Gleneagles Hotel, Derek Given Anchor House, Wendy Given Anchor House and Marguerite Courtney Gleneagles Hotel.

With the money raised we were able to buy Christmas presents for 44 of our service users. The money raised could not have came at a better time, we got to play Santa thanks to ARF efforts.

Wendy Given
Service Manager

Grand re-opening of of refurbished cottage

Cutting the ribbon left to right – Billy Ramsay Gleneagles hotel, Derek Given Anchor House Managing Director, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Chris Hodgson Gleneagles Hotel and Wendy Given Service Manager at Anchor House
We made local news…..no wonder what a great thing Gleneagles have done for our small charity.

I cannot express enough thanks to the team at Gleneagles. Not a dry eye to be seen at Anchor.

Wendy Given
Service Manager