22 Nov Options for Supported Accommodation in Bedfordshire
A Range of Supported Accommodation services in Bedfordshire
Supported accommodation recognises that some people may need help to live the life they want. These may be people who are dealing with mental health problems or age-related issues. Whatever the background or care needs of those seeking it, the purpose of supported accommodation is to help people live with a degree of independence, within their local community.
BSH is an independent provider, offering a range of options for supported accommodation in Bedfordshire. We have been operating for nearly a decade now, and we take pride in the range of services we are now able to offer. Over the past decade we have developed our offering to encompass the entire pathway of needs for clients with mental health problems.
BSH has two residential care facilities in Bedford which provide, between them, 11 places for people who have complex mental health needs. In our comfortable residential settings, we are able to offer 24-hour support to all our residents.
Our goal for our residential care facilities is to focus on the strengths of our residents, to help them to define their goals and exert some control over their lives. Active participation in community or educational events is encouraged, and fully supported.
2. Enhanced Accommodation
This is bespoke accommodation providing intensive support and care which residents require in order to live within the Bedford community. Our residents usually have complex mental health needs and are identified as having a higher level identified risk.
Intensive support is defined as 1:1 – 4:1 staffing, 24 hours a day. Our residents may engage in challenging behaviour, but our staff are trained to deal with it. BSH clients are cared for with compassion at all times.
3. Supported Accommodation
Where clients are looking for medium level of community support for their mental health needs, we have 5 properties in Bedford offering stable and secure housing. This can also be used as a ‘step down’ service from residential care.
Living in a shared house, residents are semi-independent. They receive an appropriate level of support from BSH, based on their care plan. Guidance is available for maintaining the house and accessing GPs etc, but residents are encouraged to take responsibility where possible.
4. Home Care
We provide a package of home care for people requiring support to live independently in their own homes. Our carers deliver hourly care which is tailored to their client’s needs and is designed to helps them to achieve their personal goals.
Support services include meal preparation, medication management, accompanying clients to their work placement, or a social occasion. We can offer as little as 30 minutes respite to give carers a break or make regular visits to provide support based on a care plan.
Bedfordshire Supported Housing Referrals
Most of our referrals come from secondary mental health teams, community mental health teams and learning disability services and are accompanied by a Care Programme Approach to help with our assessment. We do also accept referrals from service users and carers. BSH uses just one form for all referrals, no matter the service you wish to access.
Would you like to speak to someone at BSH about accessing one of our options for supported housing in Bedfordshire? Call us today for an informal chat on 01234 841808