Stepping out of a hospital environment, like regional Forensic Services, and back into the community, is not an easy step to take. Sometimes before this can happen, another step must be taken before fully integrating back into the community. Our Penina Residential service home provides 24/7 care, 365 days a year to people who have made this exciting move towards recovery.
Similar to our other service, support is given on a one to one basis. Support plans are developed between the service user and the residential staff, known as Personal Recovery Plans, which identify the service user’s goals and plans for the future. Together, the service user and staff develop a pathway to achieve these goals, outlining what actions will be carried out and by whom. Support workers provide a range of services including employment, support to enable access to families, and support towards full community integrations and independence.
Entry to this service is restricted to referrals from the community team of Regional Forensic Services (Commonly referred to as Mason Clinic), a regional service managed by the Waitemata District Health Board.