VOLUME 2 NUMBER 2 SPECIALIST RESOURCES IN THE UK: EX-SERVICES MENTAL WELFARE The Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society is the Hollybush House, Ayr, Ayrshire (25 beds) only organisation specialising in helping men This former hotel has been converted to serve and women of all ranks suffering from as a treatment centre. It is similar to Tyrwhitt psychiatric disability who have served in the House and serves patients primarily from Armed Forces or Merchant Navy. The Scotland, Northern Ireland and the northern Society's activities include limited financial counties of England. help to the sufferers and their families where necessary, assistance with claims and appeals for War Disability Pensions, and temporary THE MONEY IS and permanent accommodation for men only. The Society's Welfare Officers visit men LARGELY SUBSCRIBED BY and women in their homes; they also visit PRIVATE DONATION clients in psychiatric hospitals at least once each year. There is also a veterans' home: Kingswood Grange, Lower Kingswood, Surrey (46 beds) THE ROUTINE AND SURROUNDINGS This provides permanent residence with light ARE DESIGNED TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM nursing cover for elderly ex-servicemen who BENEFIT IN A SHORT TIME suffer from psychiatric disability and are no longer capable of working. It has the same country house atmosphere as the other homes and is registered under Part III of the The Society covers the whole of the United National Assistance Act. The home is under Kingdom and Ireland. Its headquarters are in the control of a resident warden. Wimbledon, with offices in Manchester, The Society requires more than £11/ Cambridgeshire, Ayrshire, Belfast and Avon. million a year based on 1988 figures to fulfil Welfare Officers are based at each office. its minimal obligations. The money is largely There are two treatment centres: subscribed by private donation, but Tyrwhitt House, Leatherhead, Surrey (21 allowances and grants are made by central beds) and local government in support of This is a small, comfortably-furnished home individual casualties at each home. with a country house atmosphere. The For further information contact the Head routine and surroundings are designed to Office: Broadway House, Wimbledon achieve maximum benefit in a short time. Broadway, London SW19 1RL. Tel: 081-543 Treatment by qualified nursing staff is 6333; Fax: 081-542 7082. carried out under medical supervision. There is an occupational therapy facility.
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Published: Feb 1, 1990