Bedfordshire Supported Housing has two residential care facilities in Bedford:
Francis House Care Home – 6 spaces
Rutland Road Care Home – 5 spaces
They are both situated in Victorian villas which have been extensively refurbished. They now provide a modern, comfortable environment for residents. Both residential care homes have en-suite bedrooms located on the ground and first floors. A proportion of the rooms have been adapted to meet the needs of residents who have physical impairments, or limited mobility.
Our residential care homes in Bedford provide a supportive environment for people coping with complex mental heath conditions. Often this means managing symptoms that are severe and enduring. There is a requirement, therefore, for a high level of care and professional support to ensure that residents have a good quality of life.
All BSH referrals come from learning disability teams, young people’s teams, mental health teams or traditional assertive outreach teams. We are always happy to accept referrals to both our care homes in Bedford from all secondary services.
BSH professional care place a priority on the importance of our residents being able to exert independence and choice in their everyday lives. We encourage and support them to develop individual goals and aims. And our objective is always to help residents live as independently as possible in our communities.
Our residents undergo a pre-admission assessment process. They are then introduced to their new care home in Bedford at a pace that works for them. A Key Worker is allocated once they are properly settled. They work with our service users to develop a care plan, a risk assessment and an activity timetable.
BHS has an excellent track record for working with service users who other services have given up on. We never write anyone off, and have often been key players in turning around a cycle of failure for people who have proved difficult to manage.
Challenging behaviour is sometimes a barrier to leading a fulfilling life. BSH care staff work with compassion and empathy to support residents wishing to find ways to socialise in their community safely.