During 2018 we will be procuring a range of supported housing options for mental health service users and for those with a learning disability.
Support housing services aim to enable vulnerable people to live more independently, both in their own home and in the community, through the provision of housing related support services. Services include support for people living in hostels, sheltered housing, shared homes and visiting support packages to people in their own homes.
Housing related support includes tasks such as:
- Help to access benefits
- Help with budgeting
- Help finding and accessing other services e.g. health or home care services
- Help to access local activities
- Support to maintain a tenancy
- Help to access education, training or work
- Life skills training like learning to cook
- Helping people to feel safe and secure in their home
- Support to move on to more independent living
- For people with a Learning Disability additional support with medication, personal care, 1:1 and meal preparation maybe required (CQC Registered providers)
During the summer of 2018 LBBD intends to tender its supported housing provision which includes residential support and floating support. We are particularly keen to develop our floating and care and support offer for service users with:
- Behaviours that challenge
- who have a forensic history
- cognitive impairment
- complex physical health needs
- dual diagnosis
- multiple vulnerabilities
We will be running a number of events over the summer /autumn for providers seeking to join the framework.
To register an interest and receive updates on the events please contact: Adebimpe.firstname.lastname@example.org.