Richmond House

38 Redenhall RoadHarlestonNorfolkIP20 9HB

Tel.01379 852 364


Richmond House

Richmond House is an eight-bedded community locked rehabilitation hospital for women with a history of offending/challenging behaviour who have learning disabilities (LDs) and other conditions including autistic spectrum disorders, personality disorders and mental illnesses.

This specialist LD unit is an important part of the step-down care pathway within our LD services and just one step away from community placements in our specialist residential houses. 

Our approach

We provide a holistic and individual approach to ensure that patients achieve their full potential of safe living in the least restrictive environment. Richmond House is part of a full discharge pathway which includes medium and low secure services, community locked rehabilitation and residential services.

Richmond House's specialist treatment programme focuses on supporting patients to work towards independent living. Patients are supported to improve their independent daily living skills such as:

  • Cooking
  • Shopping
  • Laundry
  • Budgeting

Most rehabilitation activities take place in the community where patients can access a full range of local amenities such as shops, library, gym, leisure centre, cinema, etc.

The rehabilitation programme teaches patients independence and transferable skills. Patients are encouraged to develop their skills in a community setting and individual programmes will vary dependent on patients’ needs as they progress through their individual rehabilitation programme. Patients are supported to participate in the on-site or community based Real Work Opportunities (RWOs) Programme including employment and voluntary placements.

Our Services

Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

Patients who come to Richmond House are detained under the Mental Health Act. The unit accepts women with a primary diagnosis of learning disability who may also have secondary diagnoses of conditions including:

  • Asperger syndrome
  • Other autistic spectrum disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Major mental illnesses
  • Substance misuse

Patients are admitted from medium or low secure services or external placements and are supported to work through their individual intensive treatment programme to move to the nearby residential community service or their own local provision.

More Info

Richmond House benefits from a range of facilities to support the intensive individual treatment programmes and these include:

  • Rehabilitation kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Internet and Skype
  • Horticultural area and gardens
  • Activity room
  • Games room including pool table, darts board and a range of games

Location Details