We provide 16 supported housing flats for clients referred to us by the local NHS mental health team.
The support is tailored for each service user and the ultimate goal is to help clients 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 service user’s recovery journey.
Some of our service user led activities include:
- An allotment for service users and staff to cultivate together
- Arts and crafts workshops
- Regular healthy living walks in partnership with Live Well Suffolk
- Gardening clubs
- Bingo evenings
- Trips to the coast and local attractions
- IT courses
Some of our notable achievements during 2014 include:
- ENRICH achievement in Inclusion award winner 2014
- Pride of Sudbury Garden Awards: First Prize in the Best Novice Garden category
- £250 raised at the Sudbury Fun Run for client activities
- £300 raised for service user activities, via the Waitrose Community Matters scheme
- Attendance at over 30 outreach and community events
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
- Live Well Suffolk
- Sudbury IDT team
- Macmillan Cancer Support