Vivre Care is a progressive eating disorders specialist care group, providing individualised client pathways for more purposeful futures
Our specialist houses
Stockwood House, Ellenbrook House and Talbot House are residential care homes specialising in the person-centred care of adults with severe eating disorders. The aim is to provide specialist help to continue care from in-patient admission, provide structured support in the appropriate community management of an individual’s eating disorder and foster new confidences on social /educational / employment pursuits
Who we care for
- Individuals who are struggling with a severe eating disorder
- Individuals whose ability has been compromised to such an extent that they are unable to live their lives without highly intensive support
- Individuals who have been unable to achieve stabilisation in the community
- Individuals who are medically stable
- Those who are agreeable to a residential admission; and, will cooperatively participate in the services provided
- Individuals who are competent to give informed consent
Our team are skilled in both the private and public care sectors, with many years spent focusing on eating disorders. Since the launch of our first residential care service in 2007 our team has grown and evolved to deliver the unique approach we use. As a team, we employ different therapies and approaches to produce individually tailored care packages that will provide our clientele with the tools to live a happier life.
K’s reflection on her time with Vivre Care
“Services such as that provided by Stockwood and Ellenbrook are irreplaceable and quite literally lifesaving for people suffering from this illness. They provide the one thing that hospital takes away; hope.
Before I arrived I had lost all hope of ever having a life outside the walls of an institution and now, with their dedicated help and support I am not only able to have that, I have worked my way to a point of being able to go fully into independent living. Something I never dreamt possible.
They give you the opportunity to make mistakes; but then to learn from them. Treatment is tailored around you and your own personal goals and whilst your safety is always priority they will do whatever they can to help those goals and aspirations come to fruition.
I struggled with a wide variety of different behaviours that prevented me from living any semblance of a life, but with small steps and dedication from staff and myself I was able to challenge those behaviours without feeling as though the control was simply being taken from me. It was taken at my pace and it allowed my confidence to grow as I saw what my hard work was achieving. And it’s true, that the hard work does have to come from you. But staff will do their best to help in the least intrusive way possible and though at times it can all feel too much, they will be there to remind you just how far you have come. Each day out of hospital is an achievement in itself! I really can’t thank them enough; it’s a life changing service for those determined enough to try and make it work. “