Bedfordshire Supported Housing has two residential care facilities located in Bedford:
Francis House Care Home – 6 spaces
Rutland Road Care Home – 5 spaces
Both are situated in attractively refurbished Victorian villas on quiet residential streets. They are designed to offer a comfortable, contemporary home for residents. Our residential care homes have bedrooms on both the ground and first floors, with en-suite facilities. A number of the rooms are adapted for use by residents with limited mobility, or physical impairments.
The overarching goal of both BSH residential care homes in Bedford is to provide a supportive, nurturing environment for our residents. This can include the care of clients with long-term, severe symptoms. We are required, therefore, to offer an extremely high standard of care and support to ensure that all our residents have the best quality of life possible.
BSH referrals will normally come from young people’s teams, mental health teams, learning disability teams and assertive outreach teams. We welcome referrals to both of our residental care homes in Bedford from all secondary services.
BSH is a client centred organisation, which means that our residents’ ability to experience independence and choice within their community is key. We therefore encourage all our clients to develop individual goals, and we provide the support they need to successfully achieve them.
All BSH care home residents go through a pre-admission assessment process. We then take care that their introduction to the care home community happens at an appropriate pace for them. Once properly settled, each resident is allocated a Key Worker. It is their task to work with clients to develop a care plan, activity timetable and risk assessment.
We are committed to working with service users who have been rejected, or given up on, by other services. We never write anyone off, and we have an excellent success rate for turning around a ‘cycle of failure’ with our residents.
Challenging behaviour can be barrier to clients’ achieving a good quality of life. BSH care staff work with patience, compassion and empathy to support our residents with the aim of finding ways for them to participate fully in a supportive community.