Supported Living Accommodation Bedford

Stable, quality Bedford accommodation, including personal care, for people requiring medium-level community-based support.

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Supported Living Accommodation in Bedford

We have 6 properties providing supported living accommodation in Bedford. Residents in our Bedford properties require medium community-based support in order to live semi-independently.

Bedfordshire Supported Housing is delighted to be able to offer this stepping stone to full independence for people with serious and enduring mental health problems.

Bedford Supported Accommodation:

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

The Function of Supported Living

Supported living accommodation is ideal for people who are leaving residential care and aspire to independent living. This solution offers a supportive environment, located within the community. The accommodation is comfortable, and well-maintained. There is a 24-hour on-call service for residents and a Night Warden who is responsible for the safety of residents and the property.

BHS staff deliver supportive care to each resident based on their needs and incorporating specific interventions. The hours attributed to residents vary according to the package they require.

The Function of Supported Living

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

Supported Living Residents – Typical Profile

Supported Living Residents – Typical Profile

A typical profile for supported living accommodation in Bedford residents looks like this:

  • Local to Bedford.
  • 18 years and over.
  • Female or male.
  • A community care plan is in place.
  • Has been diagnosed with mental health problems.
  • Challenging behaviour in history.
  • Possibly subject to CTO.
  • Secondary mental health services in place.
  • Failure to engage with services possibly.

Social Care Support

Bedfordshire Supported Housing offers social care support which is regulated by the CQC. It includes:

  • Building meaningful relationships.
  • Care and risk management planning.
  • Employment-related acquisition of skills.
  • Help with community facilities such as public transport.
  • Help accessing primary care.
  • Managing medication.
  • Management of serious mental health problems such as psychosis.
  • Mental health monitoring.
  • Programme of activities.
  • Skills acquisition, eg. cooking, budgeting, shopping
  • Support to attend social activities.
Social Care Support Bedford
Housing Related Support Bedford

Housing Related Support

BSH properties in Bedford are provided by a non-profit organisation. The service includes a housing related offering for residents:

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

Referrals to BSH Supported Housing Accommodation in Bedford

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.