Landmarks

1978

Opening of the Great Chapel Street Medical Centre, a drop in clinic for homeless people in Central London . Dr El Kabir appointed physician in charge

1979

Recognition of the need for a sickbay to provide shelter and medical care for the homeless in cases where hospital admission is inappropriate or unwelcome

1981

Publication of the Acheson Report on Primary Healthcare in Inner London . This recognised the extent and severity of disease amongst the homeless, their reluctance to use general practitioners and the demand they make on emergency services and hospital beds as a result

1983

Medical sessions begin at the day centre in St Martins-in-the-Field Social Care Unit

Wytham Hall registered as a charity

1984

Transfer of lease of 117 Sutherland Avenue from Paddington and North Kensington Health Authority to Wytham Hall

Admission of the first patient

1985

Purchase by the Council of Management of the freehold of 117 Sutherland Avenue

1986

Registration as a Residential Care Home for 10 residents

Mobile Surgery

1987–1991

Operation of Mobile Surgery for the homeless

1989

Dr Joseph employed through Wytham Hall as a full time psychiatrist for the homeless based at Great Chapel Street Medical Centre

First elective students come to Wytham Hall funded by the Conanima Foundation.

Registration to admit women

1990 – July

Registration for 14 residents

1991 – January

Outreach clinics run at cold weather shelters

1992

Bail bed project at Wytham Hall as part of a court diversion scheme for mentally disordered offenders

1000th Admission to Wytham Hall

An anthropological view of Wytham Hall

1993

London Implementation Group grant to promote the timely discharge of homeless patients from hospital to Wytham Hall

1994

Opening of the Wytham Hall Glaxo Community Care Home

1995

Involvement in the Europe Network (Europe –Health of the poor and excluded)

Purchase of second move-on property (four-bedroom flat in Charfield Court ) and contract to take homeless patients from St Mary’s Hospital

Great Chapel Street moves to new premises

1996

Contract with Paterson Centre to take homeless mentally ill patients from St Mary’s Hospital.

Purchase of third move-on property (four-bedroom flat in Charfield Court )

1998

100th Elective Student attends Wytham Hall

1999

Great Chapel Street awarded NHS Beacon Status for three years

2000

Special study module at Wytham Hall for students from Oxford University and Imperial College London. University College London students attend on day placements.

2001

Contract with the Gordon Hospital to take psychiatric patients on discharge

2000th Admission to Wytham Hall

2003

Contract with Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust to take patients from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital .

Funding for the move-on houses moves to ‘Supporting People’

100th admission to supported housing

2004

20th Anniversary held at The Royal Society of Medicine

Spot funding agreed with Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust

2006

Decision to deregister as a care home at the Wytham Hall property. Conversion to Supported Housing through all properties. 25 bed spaces in total. Physical conversion of the rooms and shared facilities at Wytham Hall.

2009

25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Academy of Music

2010

French Group starts and Balint Groups recommence involving residents and resident members in conversations to explore the meaning of their experiences

Talk given by Dr El Kabir at the British Museum

 

 Wytham Hall has supported over 2,500 people during its 30-year history

 

 

 

 

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