Linda was about 21 when she first became unwell and went into hospital, before this she had spent some time modelling. After almost 37 years at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Linda has now moved into our new service at Lochend with another 9 people, all living in their own accommodation. The new flats were opened in the summer of 2010, along with a staff base and a communal dining and living room.
The service is run in partnership with Community Rehabilitation Team, City of Edinburgh Council and the Commissioner for Mental Health Services. It has been a great success and people are enjoying their independence in the knowledge that staff are on site for them should they need any help or reassurance.
“I like jewellery especially necklaces and enjoy going to the shops in Leith and going down to Portobello for ice-cream which is my favourite alongside smoothies and also Chinese food. It’s good to have my own room, rather than sharing a ward with others.”