Leeds Staff Supported Housing

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St. Anne’s has more than 30 years’ experience of providing community based mental health services in Leeds


Service Description

We offer 42 single tenancies within a range of shared supported accommodation. All clients have a tenancy which includes a single room and access to shared facilities.

There are four houses,with varying levels of support:

Three houses provide 24 hour support, with sleep-in staff, to 10,10 and 15 people, respectively. The houses are in the Beeston and Headingley areas. Meals are provided, with clients encouraged to have as much choice and involvement as possible.

One house is in the Headingley area and provides accommodation without sleep-in staff for 7 people. Staff support is available in the house 7 days a week, including 5 evenings. Some meals are provided.

Aims and Objectives of the Service

To work pro-actively to support clients’ recovery and independence.

To support clients to find the right kind of support and housing to move on from the service successfully.

What does the Service offer

Outcome focussed and person centred support based around the Mental Health Recovery Star.

Development of independence skills including: self-catering, self-medication, budgeting and community participation.

Support to explore leisure, educational and employment opportunities.

Support to maintain and develop family relationships.

Opportunity to be as involved as possible in the running of services through: tenants groups; training; recruitment of staff; annual surveys and Board membership.

Good links with statutory and voluntary sector agencies to provide integrated support.

Use of volunteers to extend client experiences.

Who should be referred to this service?

The service is provided for people who have enduring mental health problems and who are either homeless or unsuitably housed.

Referrals will be accepted from anybody. There are no automatic exclusions from our services but:

You must have a primary diagnosis of mental ill health.

You must have an identified support or care need which has been assessed as meeting the Fair Access to Care Services criteria by Leeds Adult Social Care.

You must be an adult.

You or somebody else must be able to pay the rent and or care or support charges.

If you want to live in a St Anne’s supported house or flat you must be single and have no children who need to live with you.

You must not present a significant risk to staff, other clients or property.

Who can refer?

Referrals will be accepted from anybody.

Please note that you must have a primary diagnosis of mental ill health and must also meet

the Fair Access to Care criteria for funding for support by Leeds Adult Social Care. You will therefore need to be assessed, usually by a social worker, to make sure that funding is available before we

will carry out our own assessment.

Contact Details

Area manager: Natalie Moran

Email: natalie.moran@st-annes.org.uk

Contact Number: 0113 281 6997

The Mental Health Recovery Star is a central part of the support planning process. We work closely with both statutory and voluntary sector agencies to provide integrated support to individual clients. Clients have diverse backgrounds and needs; our aim is to work as flexibly as possible to meet these.


Applications can be made through St Anne’s Referral Application Form and an Third Party Risk Assessment should be completed by referrers. An assessment will be undertaken with the applicant. Please click on the link to view Eligibility Criteria.

When the forms have been completed please send them to:

St Anne’s Community Services, Head Office, 6 St Mark’s Avenue, Leeds, LS2 9BN.

For information on independent supported housing please click on the link.