Commissioning us - Housing
The need for support with housing
Having a safe and affordable home plays an important role in mental health, providing stable surroundings to help maintain health and wellbeing. Significant numbers of people experiencing severe mental illness are living in inappropriate housing, contributing to make existing mental health problems more difficult to manage.
What we do
We provide a full range of housing solutions to meet the requirements of individuals who can live independently, but who need some level of support.
Our housing services aim to provide the foundation of a decent home and the support for each individual to pave the way to greater independence and recovery at his or her own pace. Our support workers help those using these services with daily living and social skills as well as providing access to social activities, further education, and employment and training opportunities.
My confidence has soared – I know that I can lead a more independent life, and I have proved to myself that I can look after myself in the home.
Sayid, User of Rethink Mental Illness housing services
How we can help
- intensive 24 hour supported housing, as a step-down from residential homes and inpatient units
- medium and low level supported housing provides flexible one-to-one support, with the aim of enabling the tenants to move on to more independent housing within two years
- individual floating support provides support to individuals in their homes on a planned and regular basis for a period of up to two years
- accommodation plus recruits and trains private sector landlords to provide accommodation and support to tenants who have mental health needs locally in their own communities.
Why choose our housing services?
- range of services enables consistency of support throughout an individual's recovery
- person-centred approach which promotes recovery and move-on
- promotes social inclusion by showing that living close to those with severe mental illness doesn’t result in harm or violence to people in the local community
- involvement of service users in all aspects of our work, from initial planning through to day-to-day management.
Need practical advice & info? We can help.
Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues
0300 5000 927 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm, not including bank holidays