Specialised Supported Housing Bedford

Quality accommodation offering a stable environment for people requiring a medium or high level of community-based support.

Specialised Supported Housing in Bedford

Specialised Supported Housing in Bedford

Bedford Supported Housing is pleased to be able to offer 6 Bedford properties. Each represents an opportunity for people coping with serious mental health problems to enjoy a semi-independent life in a safe environment. Our residents are encouraged to learn new skills as they work towards self-defined goals.

Specialised Supported Care:

Enhanced Care Support Services:

  • Gratton Road
  • Stanley Street
  • Worcester Road
  • Ramsay Close

Care & Support From BSH for Bedford

Our specialised supported housing in Bedford provides either specialist care, or enhanced care to residents:

  • Specialised Care. Available for people requiring a medium level of care, or perhaps a step-down from 24-hour care. BSH carers deliver on a personalised care package for each person.
  • Enhanced Care Support. We provide 24-hour care for people with complex needs, who require a more intensive care package, in order to live successfully in the community.

All our properties have Night Wardens who are available throughout the night. It is their responsibility to keep residents, and the property safe. There is also a 24-hour on-call service for specialised care residents.

Care & Support From BSH for Bedford

Would you like to talk to a member of our team about supported housing in Bedford? Call us today on 01234 841808

Supported Housing Residents Bedford

Supported Housing Residents – Typical Profile

Prior to all admissions, a pre-admission assessment is carried out, including a risk assessment. A typical resident profile for our supported housing looks like this:

  • Male or female
  • Over 18 years.
  • Local to Bedford.
  • Mental health problems already diagnosed.
  • Secondary mental health services in place.
  • Community care plan in place.
  • Could be subject to CTO.
  • Possible history of challenging behaviour.
  • Potentially known as someone who has failed to engage with services.

Social Care Support Offered by BSH

The social care support in place for supported accommodation residents is regulated by the CQC. It includes:

  • Acquisition of skills – shopping, cooking, budgeting
  • Care and risk management plan, and programme of activities.
  • Symptoms of psychosis or any other serious mental health problems are managed.
  • Medication management.
  • Mental health monitoring.
  • Acquisition of employment-related skills
  • Support for social activities.
  • Community integration – using public transport, leisure facilities.
  • Support for the accessing of primary care.
  • Assessing and managing risk.
  • Building meaningful relationships.
Social Care Support Bedford
Housing Related Support in Bedford

Housing Related Support

We are supported by a non-profit organisation that provides our supported housing accommodation in Bedford. They provide the following services for our properties:

  • Help and advice on maintenance, cleaning, repairs, decorating.
  • Advice and practical support with gas, LX and water utilities.
  • Peer support, befriending.
  • Provision of alarm systems.
  • Ongoing monitoring of how residents are coping with independent living.
  • Assistance with benefits/universal income.
  • Guidance on maintaining the garden and outside areas.

Referrals to BSH Supported Housing in Bedford

Many of our referrals come via secondary mental health teams, learning disability services and local CMHTs. We also have a simple referral form for use by service users and carers.