Introducing Railton Road

Railton Road has opened its doors to visitors for the first time since its renovation project, allowing Certitude to further support people with mental health needs on their journey to recovery.

Our newly-renovated studio flats along Railton Road in Herne Hill (previously the Fanon Training Flats) will help to prevent individuals from moving into residential care and, instead, offer a supported living environment that provides people with the opportunity to develop vital living skills.

Through working with NDB Construction Ltd and HB Surveyors, the nine self-contained studio flats upstairs are bright, modern and renovated to a high standard. These will enable people stepping down from high-support environments to continue building their confidence within a supported living environment, and encourage recovery in preparation for independent living.

The ground floor has seen the further development of our Peer Support Hub, which will host a wide variety of events, workshops and activities to enhance peer support, while our new office spaces downstairs can now accommodate all of Certitude’s mental health community teams: Community Connecting, Peer Support, Solidarity in a Crisis, IPSA Railton Road staff and Beyond Prison, to name just a few.

During an open day in April, over 50 people were given the opportunity to tour the new flats, Peer Support Hub and office space. Visitors extended beyond staff members of Certitude, including clinical colleagues from SLaM, members of our new Alliance partners at Thames Reach, Lambeth Social Care and rehabilitation team, commissioners, Certitude board members, Mosaic Clubhouse, Resolving Chaos and various other partners.

Two people have already confirmed their tenancy, and will hopefully be moving into the flats very soon! We look forward to building lasting relationships and supporting the development of people living at Railton Road over the coming years.