Stonepillow Lodge is situated alongside Stonepillow’s hostel, St Joseph’s, in Hunston Road, Chichester.
It provides accommodation for homeless people over the age of 18 who are discharged from St Richard’s Hospital. Building work was funded by Chichester District Council, the Homes and Community Agency, the Hospital Discharge Fund and Stonepillow.
There are five units of accommodation for independent living. Facilities include an individual kitchen and dining area, a shower, bathroom and a communal area. The service is managed by our trained and highly qualified Client Services staff together with a network of volunteer cooks. Supported accommodation will be offered once clients have recovered.
In 2014, 80 people were discharged from hospitals in Chichester and Arun, with nowhere to live and without support. Before Stonepillows involvement the homeless were not even identified. To help to address this problem we have appointed a health coordinator assigned to St Richard’s Hospital, who will be working closely with medical personnel in identifying, from the outset, the needs of those admitted who are homeless.
“I am extremely proud that Stonepillow will extend its provision of much-needed accommodation and support to even more of the most vulnerable people in our community” says CEO, Sylvie Johnston.
“Now, homeless people discharged from hospital will have somewhere to go; somewhere to be safe. They will be supported by our trained and highly qualified staff and will have all the charity’s recovery services available to them.”