About Community Restart
The Community Restart service seeks to respond to the issues of social exclusion and social crisis that is understood to drive and sustain mental ill health/distress and symptomology.
For many people with mental health problems loneliness, isolation and limited life opportunity are day to day challenges.
Teams across the service seek to counter this through collaborative relationships, in-depth local knowledge and by enabling people to develop meaningful community connections.
The Community Restart Service is characterised by partnerships and joint working.
Fundamentally the service has sought to shift the service away from historical models that focused on needs and deficits, to one of personal aspiration, which promotes individual talents, skills and assets.
Key to this is the delivery model established in Central Lancashire, which is delivered by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Making Space and Richmond Fellowship, two organisations from the Volunteer Community and Faith Sector (VCFS).
All partners have a profound and enduring conviction in the tenets of social inclusion as a means to promote recovery. Our experience to date evidences the importance of joint initiatives with partners and how these can effectively challenge traditional perspectives linked to mental ill health.
How do I access this service?
Referral to this service is via local mental health services.
Referrals can be made by completing the details available on the Community Restart website.
The community Restart Service functions across Central and East Lancashire and has a inclusion service in Fylde and Wyre.