We provide 16 supported housing flats for individuals referred to us by the local NHS mental health team.
The support is tailored for each person and the ultimate goal is to help individuals manage their accommodation and assist them with re-integration back into mainstream housing.
We also offer a floating support service. This is designed to help those already living in their own homes receive assistance with day-to-day tasks and activities.
How we help
Our philosophy is to work in innovative, flexible, dynamic ways with our partners, staff and clients. We do this by building relationships founded on trust, mutual respect and common interest so that together we can make recovery a reality.
We provide fully furnished one bedroom flats to people whose ability to live completely independently has been diminished through their mental health problems.
We offer support, advice and guidance to re-establish living skills and access the community through a range of activities and to access main stream housing.
We help individuals establish and re-establish key relationships.
Whether it’s supporting a client to maintain their flat, finding local employment opportunities or simply going for a coffee and chat – our team are there throughout a service user’s recovery journey.
The activities we provide form a vital part of each person’s recovery journey.
Some of our activities include:
- Maintaining a local allotment
- Arts and crafts sessions
- Open Space
- Healthy living walks in partnership with One Life Suffolk
- Gardening sessions to promote physical activities
- Trips to the coast and local attractions
- Film and social evenings
- IT courses
Some of our notable recent achievements include:
- Pride of Sudbury Garden Awards winners in 2015, 2017 and 2018
- Sudbury Mayor’s charity of the year 2017-2018
- Sudbury Rotary Club charity of the year 2018
- Co-op local community partner 2017-2018
The service is an active fundraiser in the local community, raising nearly £10,000 from 2014-2019 for the benefit of the people it supports.
Who we can help
We take individuals who are on the Babergh Special Needs Housing Register or who have had their housing need recognised by another housing provider who can provide move-on accommodation.
Referrals should be made by an individual’s care co-ordinator who will have assessed their need for support. We then meet with the individual to discuss their needs and together develop a tailored support plan.
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.
We are proud to work with various support networks across the Sudbury community, these include:
- Sudbury VASP team
- The Bridge Project
- OneLife Suffolk
- Bury South IDT team
- Christopher Centre
- Rotary Club of Sudbury
- Suffolk Libraries
- Sudbury Town Council
- Macmillan Cancer Support