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.

Referrals/Applications

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.

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, Durham, Middlesbrough 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.

This message will be updated regularly