Shared Supported Accommodation Bedford

High-quality, supported accommodation that’s shared, for service-users requiring a medium level of community-based support.

Shared Supported Accommodation in Bedford

Shared Supported Accommodation in Bedford

Bedfordshire Supported Housing is an established provider of shared supported accommodation in Bedford. We have 4 properties offering service-users the opportunity to live semi-independently as part of a small community in a stable housing environment. Our person-centred approach encourages residents to define their goals, develop new skills, and build meaningful relationships.

  • Foster Hill Road – 7 spaces
  • Ampthill Road – 10 spaces
  • Newnham Avenue – 5 spaces
  • Grafton Road – 5 spaces

Support & Care Services From BSH in Bedford

Our shared supported accommodation in Bedford is designed for residents requiring a medium level of community-based support. It could also be considered as a step-down service for people leaving residential care. Residents are supported in the acquisition of skills that will help them to integrate with the local community.

Care is delivered by BSH carers, according to the individual care package of each resident. The hours allotted will vary in each case. A free 24-hour on-call service is available in each property. Night Wardens take responsibility for the safety and security of properties and residents each night.

Support & Care Services From BSH in Bedford

Would you like to talk to a member of the BSH team about shared supported accommodation in Bedford? Give us a call today on 01234 841808

A Typical Profile of a Supported Housing Resident

A Typical Profile of a Supported Housing Resident

Admissions are subject to a pre-admission assessment, including a risk assessment. A typical resident profile is:

  • Male/female.
  • Adult, over 18 years old.
  • Local to Bedford.
  • Diagnosed mental health problem.
  • In receipt of secondary mental health services.
  • Has a community care plan in place.
  • May be subject to Community Treatment Order (CTO).
  • Potentially a history of challenging behaviour.
  • Potentially a history of failing to engage with services.

Social Care Support Offered by BSH

The social care support we provide for clients is overseen by the CQC. It normally includes:

  • Care and risk management plan.
  • Building meaningful relationships.
  • Activity programme.
  • Skills acquisition (eg. Shopping, paying bills, cleaning, laundry, cooking).
  • Support for social activities.
  • Support accessing primary care
  • Medication management.
  • Mental health monitoring.
  • Management of symptoms associated with psychosis and other serious mental health problems.
  • Developing employment-related and employment-seeking skills.
  • Use of community resources such as public transport, leisure facilities.
  • Learning to assess and manage risk.
Housing Related Support
Housing Related Support Bedford

Housing Related Support

This is delivered by the non-profit organisation who provide our supported housing accommodation. The support offered includes:

  • Befriending and peer support.
  • Assistance with benefits/universal income.
  • Provision of alarm systems.
  • Help and advice on cleaning, maintenance, repairs and decorating.
  • Monitoring individual adaptation to independent/shared living.
  • Advice and practical support with utilities.
  • Help with maintaining the garden and exterior areas of house.

Referrals to BSH Supported Housing in Bedford

Referrals are made via local CMHTs and teams in secondary mental health and learning disability services. We have a simple referral form which can also be used by service users and carers.