North Kirklees Supported Living Service (Dewsbury)

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North Kirklees Supported Living service provides tenancy related support to individuals who have a learning disability or mental health issues

North Kirklees Supported Living

About the Service

North Kirklees Supported Living service is based in the Dewsbury area, but covers all of North Kirklees.

The service provides tenancy related support to individuals who have a learning disability and/or mental health issues. The service also provides support through Direct Payment and Personalisation Budgets.

Aims and Objectives of the Service

Seeks to support people to remain within their own tenancy, to gain independence around their life-skills, and enable them to have control and to make their own choices.

North Kirklees Supported Living team plan works to St Anne’s Values:-

  1. Care – To always strive to provide compassionate and nurturing care to the people we support.
  2. Person Centred – To value everyone as an individual and make adaptions wherever we can to accommodate people with a range of support needs.
  3. Dignity and respect – to demonstrate strong values of dignity and respect for the people we support and each other and to recognise and celebrate everyone’s unique contribution.
  4. Quality – To strive offer the highest standard of innovative care and support and to demonstrate this through measurable outcomes.

What does the Service offer?

Each client is assessed individually and support will be provided based on their needs. The service can provide direct working Monday to Friday. This service does not provide support with personal care.

The staff team will use their skills and knowledge to help clients in the following ways:

  • Finding a tenancy
  • Looking after themselves and their home
  • Keeping safe
  • Managing money and paying bills
  • Being and staying healthy, both physically and mentally
  • Filling in forms, making telephone calls and attending appointments
  • Finding learning and training opportunities
  • Getting and keeping a job
  • Being involved in the local community
  • Accessing services.

Who do we support?

Applicants should have an identified support need, Ie learning disability, mental health and or experiencing difficulties maintaining their tenancy.

How can I access the support?

Voluntary, Statutory providers.

Self referrals are accepted – though applicants should be prepared to supply one or more names and contact details who can provide information to support their application.

Contact Details

Manager:   Angela Jones

Email: angela.jones@st-annes.org.uk

Contact Number: 01924 456760

Coronavirus (Covid 19) Statement

Due to the exceptional circumstances due to the ongoing Coronavirus (also known as Covid 19) and the Government rules about self-isolating it is very important to reduce the risk of cross infection to all our Clients and staff teams. Our teams are working hard to support all our clients and are committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible.

This means that, in most circumstances, and in line with government information regarding self-isolation and staying at home there should be no visitors to any of our services.

We know, however, that this will be very distressing for some of our Clients.

Therefore, we are saying there must be no visitors to services unless there are exceptional circumstances and the visit is essential.

Before a visit can take place, this must be risk assessed by the manager considering government advice and the individual circumstances. Before setting off on any visit to your relative/friend please get in contact with St Anne’s staff to discuss your visit.

Our services are using all kinds of technology, including social media to make sure that the people we support can stay in touch with those important to them

St Anne’s has developed a visitors protocol to enable visits to begin again in North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and Leeds care homes.

In line with Government & local Council Guidelines each Client may have one family member or other person who is close to them visit on a regular basis.

Decisions where visitors can go are being based on Individual Local Authority advice following Government guidelines.

And this message will be updated regularly