Tees-wide Self Directed Community Support

67 North Ormesby Road

07867 501117
01642 225112

Download our Tees-wide Self Directed Community Support leaflet.

We aim to assist people with mental health problems to lead full and active lives in the community. Our services are provided by a compassionate, understanding and well informed team, using a recovery oriented approach.

How we help

We can offer a range of support including:

Developing living skills:

  • Cooking – menu planning, healthy eating advice (please note we cannot cook for people)
  • Shopping – online shopping, going to the shops
  • Personal finance – budgeting, managing bills, setting up bank accounts, seeking financial advice such as how to manage debts
  • Cleaning – developing routines, organising and de-cluttering
  • Using public transport – building confidence, route planning
  • Managing a tenancy
  • Developing employment skills – how to write a CV or fill in application forms

Managing mental and physical health and wellbeing:

  • Help to develop management strategies and coping skills
  • Guidance and signposting to support for managing a deterioration in mental health
  • Support to attend appointments
  • Help to access GP and dental services
  • Help to access opportunities to exercise e.g. gym, swimming, or walking

Reducing social isolation:

  • Support to access community activities e.g. cafes, clubs and groups, leisure facilities
  • Support to access voluntary work
  • Support to access education and training courses.

Who we can help

Our services are available to anyone over the age of 18 living in Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool, or Redcar & Cleveland whose mental health is causing them concern and is affecting their employment, health or home life.

You can pay for our services through direct payments, individual/personal budgets or self funding. If you’re interested in your own personal budget then contact your local self directed support team:

Middlesbrough (social services) – 01642 726004

Stockton-on-Tees (First Contact team) – 01642 527764

Redcar & Cleveland (Adult access team) – 01642 771500

Our values

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.