Supported Living Bedford

Good quality accommodation, combined with personal care, for people who need medium or high-level community-based support

Bedfordshire Supported Housing in Bedford

Supported Living in Bedford

Bedfordshire Supported Housing has 6 properties offering supported living in Bedford. Our residents are people who don’t want to live in residential care, but who find it difficult to cope with living on their own. BSH properties give them the opportunity to enjoy semi-independent living in a safe and stable environment.

Enhanced Care Support Services:

  • Worcester Road
  • Stanley Street
  • Ramsay Close
  • Gratton Road

Specialised Supported Care:

Specialised Care and Enhanced Care in Bedford

Our housing in Bedford provides residents with either specialist or enhanced care:

  • Specialised Care. Available for people requiring some form of personal care, or perhaps as a step-down from 24-hour care. BSH carers deliver according to a personalised care package for each resident.
  • Enhanced Care Support. 24-hour supported living for people with complex needs. These residents need an intensive care package, in order to live in the community.

BSH properties have Night Wardens who are responsible for the safety of the residents and the property. We also provide a 24-hour on-call service for our specialised care residents.

Specialised Care and Enhanced Care in Bedford

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

Supported Living Residents Bedford

Supported Living Residents – Typical Profile

A client assessment is carried out prior to admission, which includes a risk assessment. A typical profile for our residents looks like this:

  • Local to Bedford.
  • Adult (over 18).
  • Male or female.
  • Community care plan in place.
  • Diagnosed with mental health problems.
  • Possible challenging behaviour history.
  • Could be subject to CTO.
  • Secondary mental health services in place.
  • Has potentially failed to engage with services.

Social Care Support

The social care support BSH offers is regulated by the CQC. It includes:

  • Monitoring mental health.
  • Medication management.
  • Management of serious mental health problems, eg. psychosis.
  • Skills acquisition, eg. cooking, budgeting, shopping
  • Employment-related skills acquisition.
  • Care and risk management plan.
  • Programme of activities.
  • Help with community facilities, eg. public transport.
  • Support to attend social activities.
  • Help with primary care access.
  • Building meaningful relationships.
Social Care Support Bedford
Housing Related Support Bedford

Housing Related Support

Our properties in Bedford are provided by a non-profit organisation. They offer the following housing related services for residents:

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

Referrals to BSH Supported Housing in Bedford

Our referrals come from learning disability services, secondary mental health teams, and local CMHTs. There’s also a referral form for service users and carers.