Support Housing Bedfordshire

We offer high-quality, supported housing, for residents who are looking for stable accommodation and need a medium level of community-based support.

Shared Support Housing in Bedfordshire

Shared Support Housing in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire Supported Housing has 4 properties in Bedford, offering residents stable, high-quality support housing where they can live independently. We are an established provider of care services in Bedfordshire, and our person-centred approach helps residents to define their own goals, develop new skills, and build meaningful relationships.

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

Support & Care Services From BSH in Bedford

The support housing we offer in Bedford is suited to residents who require a medium level of community-based support. It’s also appropriate as a step-down service for people who are leaving full-time residential care. We help our residents to develop the skills that will allow them to live independently and to integrate with the local community.

BSH carers deliver the care services, according to each resident’s individual care package. The hours allotted with vary from one resident to another, therefore. A free 24-hour on-call service is provided in each property and wardens are on site overnight to ensure the safety and security of residents, and the property.

Support & Care Services From BSH in Bedford

Would you like to talk to a member of the BSH team about shared support housing in Bedfordshire?
Give us a call today on 01234 841808

A Typical Profile of a Support Housing Resident

A Typical Profile of a Support Housing Resident

BSH admissions are subject to a pre-admission assessment, which includes a risk assessment. A typical resident profile is:

  • Male/female.
  • Over 18 years old.
  • Local to Bedfordshire.
  • Mental health problem diagnosed.
  • Receiving secondary mental health services.
  • Community care plan in place.
  • May be subject to Community Treatment Order (CTO).
  • There could be a history of challenging behaviour.
  • There may have been a failure to engage with services.

Social Care Support Offered by BSH

The CQC oversees the social care support we provide for residents. It would normally include:

  • Care & risk management plan.
  • Programme of activities.
  • Help to build meaningful relationships.
  • Skills acquisition (eg. Paying bills, shopping, laundry, cleaning, cooking).
  • Support for social activities.
  • Help with access to primary care
  • Mental health monitoring.
  • Medication management.
  • Management of symptoms associated serious mental health problems such as psychosis.
  • Employment-related and employment-seeking skills.
  • Use of community resources such as public transport, leisure facilities.
  • Learning to assess and manage risk.
Social Care Support Offered by BSH
Housing Related Support bedfordshire

Housing Related Support

The non-profit organisation which provides our support housing offers the following support services to residents:

  • Provision of alarm systems.
  • Peer support and befriending.
  • Assistance with applying for benefits/universal income.
  • Help with cleaning, repairs, maintenance, and decorating.
  • Individual adaptation to independent/shared living is monitored.
  • Utility advice and practical support.
  • Help with maintenance of the garden and the area around the 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.