We offer a housing related support service to enable people with mental health problems to live independently and manage their tenancies. We offer a range of support including money, debt or arrears management; support with welfare benefits; finding training, education or work, and support around social isolation. We also provide support in developing life skills or social skills and accessing other support services. We support people with their emotional and mental health issues.
How we help
We work with a person centred and recovery focused approach, that is flexible and creative. Each person is allocated a support worker, who will support the individual to meet the goals or support needs which have been identified in their individual support plan.
Support is given to develop life and social skills to tackle social isolation as well as providing help with money, debt and benefits. Where appropriate we provide help for people accessing employment, volunteering opportunities or training.
We work with a broad range of services and resources across North Somerset in order to provide a comprehensive support package. We promote equality of opportunity and value diversity. We encourage the people we support to take part in our service user involvement meetings and through these to get involved in service delivery.
We provide supported housing, made up of eight self-contained, single person, unfurnished flats providing low to medium support in Clevedon for six to twelve months.
In our supported housing scheme we also offer an effective housing management service. We work from 9am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays.
Who we can help
Our service is available to adults aged over 18, who are experiencing a mental health problem, have a housing related support need or require supported accommodation. Individuals need to have been free from alcohol and substance misuse for six months for the accommodation based service.
We welcome referrals from any organisation in the area. We also accept self referrals.
At the heart of everything we do lies:
- Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
- Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
- Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
- Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.