Supported Living Services Bedford

High-quality, stable accommodation in Bedford for adults who wish to live independently, whilst receiving medium-level community-based support.

Independent Supported Accommodation in Bedford

Independent Supported Accommodation in Bedford

Bedfordshire Supported Housing is an established provider of supported living services in Bedford. We currently have 4 properties in the town. Our residents typically have a community care plan in place and require medium community-based support. The BSH team is made up of professional care staff who provide person-centred care services for residents experiencing serious and enduring mental health problems.

Bedford Supported Accommodation:

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

How Supported Living Services Work

Supported living is an excellent solution for someone leaving residential care and needing support as they return to independent living. Our accommodation is comfortable, well-maintained and provides a supportive environment in the heart of the Bedford community. A night warden is responsible for the safety of residents and there’s also a free 24-hour on-call service.

Trained BHS staff deliver a range of care services to residents. These are bespoke and are based on individual needs. The number of hours allocated will vary with each resident, according to the specifications of their care package.

How Supported Living Services Work

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

A Typical Profile of Our Residents

A Typical Profile of Our Residents

Residents receiving our supported living services in Bedford are/have typically:

  • Male or female.
  • Adult, 18 or over.
  • Local to Bedford.
  • Diagnosed with mental health problems.
  • Has learning difficulties.
  • Possibly subject to CTO.
  • May have a history of challenging behaviour.
  • May have failed to engage with services in the past.
  • Have secondary mental health services in place.
  • Have a community care plan in place.

Social Care Support

Bedfordshire Supported Housing offers support which may include:

  • A programme of activities.
  • Employment-related skills acquisition.
  • Mental health monitoring.
  • Care and risk management.
  • Building meaningful relationships.
  • Medication management.
  • Skills acquisition – shopping, cooking, budgeting.
  • Help navigating community facilities such as public transport.
  • Support for attendance of education, work, or social activities.
  • Help to access primary care.
  • Management of serious mental health problems such as psychosis.
Social Care Support
Housing Related Support

Housing Related Support

Our 6 Bedford properties are provided by a non-profit organisation. The service they offer includes some housing related support:

  • Alarm systems.
  • Peer support and befriending.
  • Monitoring residents’ ability to cope with independent living.
  • Practical support with utility suppliers.
  • Assistance with benefits/universal income.
  • Guidance with cleaning, repairs, maintenance, and decorating.
  • Guidance for maintaining 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.