Residential Family Centre for women, (and their children), with medium level support needs. We offer support and accommodation to single women and women with children who are, progressing from Stage 1 of Residential Recovery, needing Refuge Accommodation due to fleeing Domestic Abuse, those who are Homeless, or those needing support due to learning difficulties, poor mental health or safeguarding needs.
Our underlying belief is that it is beneficial to the resident to be able to maintain the care of and for their children throughout recovery, it means less adjustment and fewer complications when returning to a normal life outside residential support. Far less disruption and insecurity for the children and a consequential benefit to society as a whole.
Although Charis House is a large building, visitors often remark on its “homely” atmosphere in the spa town of Buxton, we provide supported accommodation in comfortable, furnished bedrooms, residents can cook their own meals in a spacious, modern kitchen and there are two lounges where residents can relax, chat, read or watch television/DVDs.
We offer several elements of support including Residential Recovery and a Structured Day Programme
Women and their children are eligible for our accommodation if they:
To be offered a place, women must meet the requirements of our referral process, agree to the terms and conditions of the licence agreement and recognise that they need support.
• Women from the age of 16
• Girls with their mothers
• Boys up to the age of 10, with their mothers (we will consider boys up to the age of 12 on an individual basis)
• Boys over the age of 12
• Women who are using
• Women who are on a
• Women who are
dependent upon alcohol*
* these clients may be eligible for our Recovery Support
Our services are offered to people from all backgrounds – regardless of age, ability, nationality, race, sexual orientation or religion. Families who need help can approach us directly or they can be referred by a third party – such as a Voluntary or Statutory Agency, General Practitioner, Health or Social Worker, Probation Officer or a Christian Organisation. We consider referrals of single and expectant mothers and women with no children.