Publish date: 12 March 2021

Author: Simon Barber

I was very proud when we opened Fairhaven in June 2009. At the time Community Care, in an article on organisations meeting the Young Minds' manifesto pledges, stated, "The North West has the highest rate of referrals for in-patient facilities in England and the lowest number of beds, so services were strained before the unit opened." The feedback given by young people staying at Fairhaven was very positive and it received positive reviews from the CQC.