The Bath Wellbeing House, a retreat provided by Curo for local people experiencing mental health distress, has been shortlisted for the UK Housing Awards.
The service, which offers people a place to stay where they can receive support to stabilise themselves and prevent a crisis, is a finalist in the 'Outstanding approach to meeting specialist housing needs' category of the prestigious Inside Housing awards scheme.
"We're really proud of the Wellbeing House and excited to be shortlisted for these awards," said Curo Director of Health, Care and Support, Harriet Bosnell. "We know we have something very special with this scheme because we continually hear amazing feedback from the many people who've already benefited from this free service. It’s a highly effective preventative service that changes people’s lives.
“We think the Wellbeing House is a brilliant example of how housing associations like Curo can make a real difference to people's health and wellbeing by working in partnership with health and support organisations. We'd love to see more Wellbeing Houses, so I hope this recognition will help to spread the word."
Pictured: Bath MP Wera Hobhouse (right) talks to Curo colleagues Bethan Edmunds (left) and Michelle Jacobs (centre) during a visit to the Wellbeing House in 2017.