People with Mental Health Support Needs

Topic updated September 2019

 

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Provision

Referral Process

Mental Health Move-On

Provision

There are 3 types of mental health accommodation:

 

 Intensive; a high level of support, largely on site 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

42-44 Garden Walk (Metropolitan Housing Partnership)

Staffed group homes: less intensive support with facilities for 24 hours 7 days a week support, depending on the needs of the client.

3 homes run by Metropolitan Housing Partnership, and one by CHS

Group homes with visiting support: generally 7 days a week where clients are expected to live as independently as possible.

14 different schemes

 

Referral Process

Clients can access this accommodation as a result of being supported by a Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Community Trust (CPFT) mental health professional, or Care Coordinator.

The Care Coordinator will present the client to the CPFT accommodation forum, where needs will be matched to suitable accommodation and support.

 

Mental Health Move-On

Ditchburn Place is a mixed use development which includes move-on accommodation for people with mental health issues.

 

This is managed by Matt Siggery. He says: "I'm happy to consider applications for the self-contained flats. We have 17 in total, where applicants have held some sort of sustained accommodation immediately beforehand that they've managed in. That way we help to free up accommodation in higher level support schemes”.

 

All applicants need to complete the application form and they need to be eligible ie: have a care co-ordinator or Community Psychiatric Nurse, and  a care package (pending even) for low level Mental Health supported housing (up to 5 hrs per week). The CPN/Care Co-ordinator presents the case to the Accommodation Forum and then Sanctuary Housing do their assessment - once we've all agreed they go on the waiting list/are housed for up to 3 yrs.

 

Please direct enquiries to Matt Siggery (matt.siggery@cambridge.gov.uk)