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.
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.
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:
The CQC oversees the social care support we provide for our residents. This will normally include:
This is delivered by a local non-profit organisation who provide our supported housing accommodation in Bedford. The support they offer will encompass:
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.