Annual Report 2006-07
Enfield Clubhouse is available to anyone with a history of mental health problems who wants to use the service.
The Clubhouse has a Service Level Agreement with Enfield Council to provide 18 places to members on an Enhanced CPA (Care Programme Approach) plan and who are referred by their Care Co-ordinators in the local Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs).
38% of referrals come from Edmonton CMHT, 27% from South Southgate, 19% from Enfield Town and 16% from North Southgate.
53% of referrals describe their ethnic origin as White British, 20% as White other, 18% Black and 6% Asian.
The Clubhouse needs to recruit more women members as men outnumber them by nearly three to one. 24% are aged 18-30, 57% 31-50 and 19% over 50.
As a result, 41 out of the 49 people who applied for Clubhouse membership are on Enhanced CPA (84%) and have been assessed as having the highest and/or most complex support and rehabilitation needs. 60% have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, 31% (psychotic) depression.
The main reported symptoms of illness are anxiety (34%), delusional beliefs (25%), hearing voices (17%) and depression (17%). The most commonly prescribed psychiatric drug treatments are Olanzapine (39%), Clozapine (29%), Risperidone (18%) and Citalopram (13%).
Most have not worked for more than three years. There is a wide range of educational achievements up to and including university degree level.
Structured work and learning activities in the Clubhouse include participating and contributing to the Clubhouse work teams, two days a week, in:
- House and Garden Maintenance
- Business and Administration
Activities and Achievements
Clubhouse social outings include day trips to:
- London Eye
- Kensington Palace
- Tower of London
- Hever Castle
- BBC Television Centre
- Trent Park
The following gives a snapshot of some of the individual achievements of members:
- completing first stage in food hygiene certificate training
- creating a MySpace website and uploading self-composed music
- starting voluntary work one day a week in Enfield
- producing the Clubhouse's first newsletter
- starting NVQ level 2 course at Southgate College
- moving on to a creative arts project in Hackney
- planning to return to University to complete degree course in October
- completing a college course
- moving into own flat in supported housing after sixteen years living in hospital wards, care homes and group homes
- starting self-employment as a graphic designer
- starting self-employment as a gardener
- starting a voluntary work experience placement in Enfield