The following represent a snapshot of the comments that we have received from people we have helped, family members and fellow mental health professionals.
"Please can you pass on to the team at Cornerstone House that we really appreciate all the hard work that has been done with X.X. you have taken him from a Medium Secure Hospital and within 9 months have enabled him to move back into the community. Yours and your teams ongoing dedicated work with our clients is greatly valued"
NHS Mental Health Commissioner
"Dear Staff, all is going well in the community and staff are very happy with me here..."
"I would like to place on record my opinion of the exceptional services provided for patients, relatives and external visitors at Cornerstone House. I visit as an Independent Mental Health Act Manager for hearings and read staff reports and question them. I also speak to patients and see the facilities provided. Right from the contact at the reception area it is obvious that there is a good caring atmosphere. Most of the patients have been involved in mental health services for long periods at both NHS and private hospitals. Many of the patients have extremely challenging behaviours and a range of problems both physical as well as psychiatric. The staff show infinite patience and have extraordinary ability to help patients to recover. The evidence is shown by the contrast and progress made since admittance. I have contact with a number of psychiatric hospitals and realise how different the service can be, however, I feel Cornerstone House is outstanding in this field..."
R.B., Independent Mental Health Act Manager
"To Gordon and all the staff at Cornerstone. Many thanks for taking such good care of X and enabling her to recover, a wonderful job, well done!"
Mother of service user
"To all my special friends, I’ll never ever forget you...I’ll always miss and think of you all!"
"To All staff at Cornerstone, thank you for all your support and help. I know I would not be where I am now without your help. I miss you all very much."
"I have worked with a service user for over a year whilst she was a patient at Cornerstone House. During this time there is evidence to show that she made a marked improvement in managing her mental health and working towards supported living, which to date has been a successful move forward for her. The programme of therapies and activities that Cornerstone House offer to their patients is varied and essential to helping people move forward in their recovery and allow self-management of their wellbeing generally.."
Approved Mental Health Professional
"I have had constant support from the staff at Cornerstone, built up relationships, trust which has been really positive towards the steps for my future...Cornerstone also helped me to build up a better relationship with my family..."