Our Gateshead supported housing service is a designed specifically to meet the needs of women living with mental ill health.
The service is made up of six self contained flats in a purpose built block that is owned by Richmond Fellowship. We have an all female team of support workers who can offer individuals both the practical and emotional support they need to develop and maintain a positive, independent life.
How we help
The support we offer:
- Individually tailored support to help people develop independent living skills and gain access to employment and education opportunities
- On site support from our highly skilled team, all trained in recovery based interventions
- Close liaison with acute and community mental health professionals to ensure individuals receive appropriate clinical support where needed and support to access health and wellbeing services
- Clear recovery pathways to promote social inclusion and move-on to more independent living
- Supported tenancies, either short term for up to two years or longer term for up to four years.
Who we can help
Our service can be accessed via Gateshead Council’s supported housing portal. Referrals are usually made through an individual’s care co-ordinator or other agency involved in their support.
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.