Supported Housing in Bedford

Good quality, stable accommodation for residents who need a medium level of community-based support.

Supported Accommodation in Bedford

Supported Accommodation in Bedford

Bedfordshire Supported Housing is pleased to be able to offer supported accommodation in 4 Bedford properties. Each one represents an opportunity for someone with serious and enduring mental health problems to live safely, and semi-independently in a stable environment. Our residents are encouraged to develop new skills, define individual goals, and accept ongoing support from trained professionals.

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

Care & Support From BSH in Bedford

Our supported housing in Bedford serves people requiring a medium level of community-based support. It can also be used as a step down service from 24 hour residential care. Our aim for the residents is to help them to acquire the skills they need to integrate with the local community. Each resident has a package of support which is tailored to their specific needs.

BSH staff deliver care according to each resident’s care package. Hours in each case will vary. There is also a 24 hour on-call service available via a free-phone number from the house. Night Wardens are on duty throughout the night. They are responsible for the safety and security of residents, and the property.

Care & Support From BSH in Bedford

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

Typical Profile of Supported Housing Resident

Typical Profile of Supported Housing Resident

All our admissions are subject to a pre-admission assessment which includes a risk assessment. A typical resident profile is likely to be as follows:

  • Male or female.
  • Over 18 years old.
  • Local to Bedford area.
  • Diagnosed mental health problem.
  • Receiving secondary mental health services.
  • Community care plan in place.
  • May be subject to Community Treatment Order (CTO).
  • There may be a history of challenging behaviour.
  • There may be a history of failing to engage with services.

Social Care Support Offered by BSH

The CQC oversees the social care support we provide for our residents. This will normally include:

  • Creation of a care and risk management plan, and an activity programme.
  • Medication management.
  • Skills acquisition (eg. paying bills, laundry, shopping, cleaning, cooking).
  • Mental health monitoring.
  • Management of symptoms associated with psychosis and other serious mental health problems.
  • Support for social activities.
  • Care support for the accessing of primary care.
  • Development of employment-related and employment-seeking skills.
  • Gradual introduction to community such as using public transport, leisure facilities.
  • Learning to assess and manage risk.
  • Building meaningful relationships.
Social Care Support Offered by BSH
Housing Related Support

Housing Related Support

This is delivered by a local non-profit organisation who provide our supported housing accommodation in Bedford. The support they offer will encompass:

  • Assistance with benefits/universal income.
  • Peer support and befriending.
  • Provision of alarm systems.
  • Help and advice with cleaning, decorating, maintenance and repairs.
  • Monitoring of residents’ reaction to independent living.
  • Advice and practical support with utilities.
  • Guidance and advice on 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.