SIG Penrose Partners with ELFT

SIG Penrose is pleased to partner with the East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) in ‘The Coppice’ service, an exciting new pilot project in Bedfordshire. The project will launch on 8th April 2021 and will run for 15 weeks.

The Project

SIG Penrose is working in partnership with the East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) to deliver a short term pilot project, The Coppice, supporting the timely and effective discharge from Bedfordshire’s Mental Health Wards, for those who are clinically ready to be discharged, but are facing delays in returning to their accommodation/homes. The service is a 7-bed unit in Bromham which has previously been used as a learning disability Residential Unit.

SIG Penrose’s Head of Services & Specialist Lead Emmeline Irvine said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with ELFT in the provision of this vitally important service. SIG Penrose is in the unique position to be able to provide staffing as well as therapeutic engagement for the Service Users.”  

SIG Penrose will provide 24-hour support to the 7 residents on site, with a proposed length of stay of 2-4 weeks, depending on the individual needs and circumstances of each resident. All residents, whilst clinically ready to be discharged from the Mental Health Wards, are likely to require an element of ongoing support with their resettlement and independent support packages.