Gellinudd Recovery Centre provides a unique service in Wales, giving service commissioners the option of a not-for-profit service delivered by a Third Sector organisation which has a strong recovery ethos and is run by people with direct experience of mental illness.
Hafal has been delivering high-quality mental health services in Wales for over 20 years and has CSSIW, ISO and IIP certification. Our focus is on providing good value and giving Guests the support they need to recover, as opposed to being maintained in their condition.
Hafal Members believe that services should be as effective as possible at getting patients well – and as efficient as possible in achieving this. There is a need to look at the human cost and the financial cost when developing services. And the good news is that those costs are not inversely proportionate: recovery-focused services with an emphasis on co-production mean better outcomes for patients and a reduction in financial cost.
This ‘prudent healthcare’ approach has been recognised by the Welsh Government who awarded Hafal half a million pounds in Invest to Save funding to support the development of the Centre. This is the first time Invest to Save funding has been awarded to a Third Sector-led project. Announcing the award the Minister for Finance said: “This is the first treatment centre of its kind in Wales and will not only be of benefit to patients but will generate estimated [year-on-year] savings of £300,000 for the NHS in Wales.”
The Centre has been developed in close liaison with the National Health Service (NHS) in Wales to ensure we provide a service that fits with existing NHS services and that it meets the highest clinical governance standards. Its approach is strongly in line with Welsh law and policy including the Mental Health (Wales) Measure (Welsh law) and the “Together for Health” and “Together for Mental Health” Welsh Government strategies. The Centre is staffed by both registered mental health nurses and registered general nurses, and is supported by physiotherapy, psychological therapy and other services
If you are a service commissioner and would like to find out about the service we offer – and an opportunity to speak to our Guests – please contact us to arrange a visit.