The Cambridge Nursing Home was named as the best nursing home in the UK in a new report from Skyview Nursing Home, the UK’s oldest nursing home and home to live with a mental illness.
The home is owned by The Trust for the Care of the Elderly (TCTE) and has a reputation for caring for people who have been in care for a long time.
We spoke to its founder, Dr. Richard Smith, to learn more about the history of the home and what makes it such a popular destination for residents.
“We want to be a place where people can come and say, ‘I can live there and I’m going to have a normal life,’ and we’re proud of that,” said Smith.
“And people are coming in every day and they say, well, it’s a good place to live, I’d like to come home.”
The first Cambridge nursing house opened in 1869 in South London and today it houses more than 1,500 people, many of whom have a mental health condition.
But it’s not just the staff who are loved by residents.
A video from last year captured the life of a patient with a severe mental illness, who said he felt “sad, alone, lonely and hopeless.”
The video has since gone viral and has been viewed more than 10 million times on YouTube.
The Trust says it’s the most popular place to see people with mental illness in the world, and is working to change the way people think about mental illness and its treatment.
“If people can understand that mental illness is not an illness of the soul, then it will make people happier,” said the Trust’s chief executive, Dr Sue Dickson.
“People will feel that they can make their own way in life.
We need to have people living with a condition that affects them to understand it is a condition of their mind and body.”
Smith said he hopes that the trust will change the lives of the residents of the nursing home.
“There are no guarantees,” said Dr. Smith.
But, he said, he has been able to give back to his community.
“I think that’s what we’re here for.
We’re here to help and we want to do it well.””
We’re here not only for the people who are suffering, but also for the patients,” said Dickson, adding that they are helping people to find other options in the nursing homes that are more accessible.
The hospital’s own statistics show that the majority of patients with mental health conditions in the care of the hospital stay in the same place for at least three months.
But many patients with a serious mental illness also end up at the Cambridge nursing homes, which are home to a variety of serious conditions including depression, psychosis, and anxiety.
And there are also people with complex needs that cannot be accommodated in one of the facilities.
“Some people don’t feel comfortable in our care and we have to deal with that,” Smith said.
“Some people feel they don’t have a place here, so we’re not able to take them in.”
The Trust is also working with the government to provide more beds in the hospitals care, but it’s still a struggle for patients who are in hospital.
“It’s very difficult for people to move to a place like Cambridge, because it’s in a different part of the country,” said David Clements, the executive director of the Cambridge Mental Health Trust.
“They need to be on the streets.
They need to go to the bars, to the clubs.
And they need to do something about their mental health, not just their medical problems.”
Smith says he has taken steps to make the care at the nursing facility more accessible to residents, including creating a new support group for people with serious mental illnesses.
The group will be located in the main hospital, and staff will be able to contact residents with questions and support.
He hopes that more places will open to residents who have a severe illness, and hope that the new nursing facility will be a part of that effort.
“It’s a really exciting time for Cambridge, and for the whole of Britain, because we’ve got an incredible opportunity to help so many people,” said Clements.
“But we also need to understand that the NHS doesn’t operate in a vacuum.”
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the TCTE is an organisation that is responsible for the care and rehabilitation of dementia patients in England.
It is not.
The TCT is a charity.