Supported Independent Living Bedford

High-quality, safe Bedford accommodation for people requiring medium-level community-based support to live independently.

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Supported Independent Living Accommodation in Bedford

Bedfordshire Supported Housing has 4 properties in Bedford offering supported independent living. Our residents typically need medium community-based support and have a community care plan in place. Our team of professional care staff is delighted to be able to provide this stepping stone to independent living for residents with serious and enduring mental health problems.

Bedford Supported Accommodation:

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

How Independent Supported Living Works

Independent supported living is an ideal solution for people leaving 24-hour residential care and needing support to return to independent living. We offer comfortable, well-maintained accommodation, and a supportive environment based in the Bedford community. A warden is responsible for the safety of residents and the property overnight and there’s a 24-hour on-call service which is free to use.

BHS staff deliver care services to residents. These are based on their needs and incorporate specific interventions. The number of hours allocated to each resident varies according to the care package they require.

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

Supported Independent Living Residents – Typical Profile

A Typical Profile of Our Residents

Residents of BSH independent supported living in Bedford are/have typically:

  • Adult, 18 or over.
  • Males or female.
  • Local to Bedford.
  • Already diagnosed with mental health problems.
  • Have learning difficulties.
  • Possibly subject to CTO.
  • Have a community care plan in place.
  • Have challenging behaviour in their history.
  • Have secondary mental health services in place.
  • Have failed to engage with services in the past.

Social Care Support

Bedfordshire Supported Housing offers social care support which includes:

  • Mental health monitoring.
  • Building meaningful relationships.
  • A programme of activities
  • Care and risk management planning.
  • Medication management.
  • Employment-related acquisition of skills.
  • Acquisition of skills, eg. Shopping, budgeting, cooking.
  • Help with community facilities such as public transport.
  • Support to attend education, work, or social activities.
  • Help accessing primary care.
  • Management of serious mental health problems such as psychosis.
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Independent Housing Related Support Bedford

Housing Related Support

Our properties in Bedford are provided by a non-profit organisation. The service they offer includes housing related support:

  • Peer support and befriending.
  • Alarm systems.
  • Monitoring how residents cope with independent living.
  • Assistance with benefits/universal income.
  • Practical support with utility suppliers.
  • Guidance on repairs, cleaning, decorating and maintenance.
  • Maintenance guidance for outdoor areas and the garden.

Referrals to BSH Supported Housing Accommodation

BSH referrals usually come from learning disability services, secondary mental health teams, and local CMHTs. We also have a simple referral form for use by service users and carers.