“Welcome to Tapton Grove. We provide specialist mental health services for adults from our home in Chesterfield. We believe in a compassionate and person-centred approach to recovery and rehabilitation for people with severe and enduring mental health needs. Please give me a call to discuss how we can help.”

Sarah Gilmartin, Manager

Sarah Gilmartin


Situated in open countryside, just two miles outside of Chesterfield, Tapton Grove provides expert mental health nursing, rehabilitation, recovery and respite services. Our aim is to help people live more independent and enjoyable lives in a homely and safe environment. We have 62 high-quality single rooms, split over seven units across our site, offering all the benefits of small group accommodation.


Tapton Grove is set within 12 acres of well-maintained grounds and woodland, yet is still close to Chesterfield town centre – allowing people to access local services and facilities.

Manager: Sarah Gilmartin
Tel: 01246 274 178
Email: sarah.gilmartin@sunhealthcare.org
Grove Road, Brimington, Chesterfield, S43 1QH

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Tapton Grove, buildings, trees, 3 people in distance

Tapton Grove has nursing and residential accommodation divided over three self-contained homes within the grounds.

  • Tapton – accommodation for 22 men
  • Grove House – accommodation for 10 ladies, plus separate rooms for 10 older adults
  • Coach House – our residential rehabilitation service with four homes; two of which have accommodation for five men, another two homes have rooms for four and six ladies.


We encourage and support clients to develop their personal living skills, achieve maximum independence and reach their full potential. Our community support packages are tailored individually to promote social inclusion. Each person is allocated a named nurse and support worker and they are actively involved in developing and reviewing their own person-centred care plan.


What’s available at Tapton Grove:

At Tapton Grove we offer a wide range of activities through Woodside, our activity hub – including painting, art sessions and craft.

Residents can access 12 acres of grounds, gardens and a fishing lake and we have lots of outdoor activities – including walks, gardening groups, badminton and boules.

We provide support to lead a healthy lifestyle including chair-based exercises and better mobility.

Socialising is important too and we have lots of activities such as going to the cinema, bowling, chess, pool, bingo, days out and supported holidays.

Tapton Grove sign, lavender

‘‘People were supported to maintain and develop their independence. One person told us, “The staff leave you to your own devices; there is no problem they help you when you need help.” Another person said, “The staff encourage you to do everything on your own. It’s your own responsibility. I go to Derby sometimes on my own.”.’


The Tapton staff team is led by our CQC registered manager, Sarah Gilmartin, along with two deputies, nurses and support staff. The team have a wealth of experience in supporting people with mental health needs.

Our dedicated, long-serving team is trained in a positive behaviour support approach, based on Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI). This means we help individuals develop coping strategies to use in times of crisis, with the aim of reducing stress and removing the need for physical interventions.

We pride ourselves on the support we offer to staff and we have a rolling programme of training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to ensure we are up-to-date with best practices.

‘We saw several people participating in a tai chi class in the afternoon. One person told us they liked listening to music and another said they liked to sit quietly. Another person told us they enjoyed the chair based exercises and relaxation groups. Several people told us they enjoyed going for walks and we saw they were supported to do this. One person said, “A few of us went for a lovely walk this morning. I really enjoyed it and it’s good to get some fresh air and exercise.’

Man in wheelchair with lady planting seeds


We work closely with a wide range of professionals, such as Sun Healthcare’s supported living team and external services, including advocacy, psychology and other social and healthcare providers.

Our team work hard to ensure that people’s views are heard and acted upon and families and friends are encouraged to share their views on how we run our service too.

We have regular meetings, a service user forum and questionnaires to help people we support provide us with feedback.


I lived at the Coach House for roughly two years. Once I had redeveloped the skills I had lost, I started to look for a new home. Staff helped me to find the right place and to decorate my flat and buy my furniture. Staff also showed me how and where to pay my bills and make a budget plan. I have a dog and I worked with staff to find a local vet so I could register her. I still have some support now I have left. Once a week, staff support me in completing my shopping, they help me choose foods so that I can keep up my healthy diet. I often suffer from low motivation, and even though I try to be as independent as I can, I still require prompting with housework. To try and help me I worked with staff to make a cleaning rota and I feel I can cope with my housework much easier. I enjoyed living at the Coach House and got on with all the staff. I like the fact they give outreach support as it makes me feel safe and secure having people I know.



Offering a consistently high-quality service is a key priority for Sun Healthcare, so we also run our own quality assurance programme, led by our Training & Quality Assurance Manager.


If you would like to refer to Tapton Grove, please get in touch with our manager, Sarah Gilmartin, to discuss your requirements. We respond to all referrals within 72 hours and will complete the assessment within a week. Contact Sarah on 01246 274 178 or email: sarah.gilmartin@sunhealthcare.org