Accommodation options

There is a great demand for assisted accommodation for people with psychiatric disability and far too few options to cater to their needs. Contact us if you know of any other facilities to add to this section

Accommodation facilities

Accommodation for persons with psychiatric disability and The dream of Hope House

Summary of talks given by Michelle de Goede, Comcare Director, and Jess Mackintosh, Hope House Chairperson, at the March 2021 online meeting of Cape Support for Mental Health. With more about accommodation options from Wasima Fisher, Social Work Manager, Cape Support for Mental Health. Extracted from CSMH newsletters

Community Mental Health and Psychiatry Foundation: Supportive services and care for people with long term mental illness

Summary of a talk given by Anél Pienaar, CMHP Director Social Work, at the June 2022 online meeting of Family Support for Schizophrenia. Extracted from FSS newsletters.

Western Cape

Some residential facilities in Cape Town and surrounding areas for persons with psychiatric disabilities

A list compiled by FSS in response to queries from members and the public.

Contact us if you know of any facilities to add to the list.

Comcare Trust

Comcare provides affordable, stable, comfortable and secure accommodation in the community for adults with chronic psychiatric disabilities. Group homes and flats in
various suburbs of Cape Town.

Community Mental Health and Psychiatry Foundation

CMHP provides long term facilities and group homes for individuals with a psychiatric diagnosis. Psychosocial rehabilitation principles are applied. Group homes in Bellville, Stellenbosch and the Strand.

Hope House

Hope House offers long-term safe and supervised living with 24-hour care for adults with schizophrenia. Group home in Pinelands, Cape Town.

Kimber House

Kimber House is a supported accommodation programme, providing a safe, secure, comfortable, supportive and affordable home environment and the development of daily living skills to persons with psychosocial disability. Run by Cape Mental Health. Group home in Observatory, Cape Town. 

Strand Care Network

Strand Care Network provides accommodation to people with a psychiatric diagnosis who are in need of care and have a fairly high degree of functionality. Flats and group home in the Strand.

Eastern Cape

Care Haven Psychiatric Centre

Care Haven provides residential and therapeutic care for people with mental illnesses who have been discharged from State or private psychiatric hospitals and are not able to function independently in society. Group homes in Central, Gqeberha.

All areas

You can try asking your nearest provincial Mental Health Society for their recommendation.