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What is Supported Housing?
Mind Monmouthshire manages 6 shared houses available to adults who are recovering from mental health issues and who need housing related support. The aims of supported housing are to enable residents to be confident in all aspects of maintaining a tenancy and to use community services relevant to their needs. A tenancy with Mind Monmouthshire is not for life. When residents are confident that they can maintain a
tenancy, we support them to find and secure their own long term accommodation. Support staff are available to continue a lower level of support for a period of time once they have moved on.
Short term ‘High level’ Houses
Our two short-term ‘high support’ houses are situated within easy access of Abergavenny Town centre. They provide a higher level of staff support than our other 4 houses. Residents accepted into this house should be confident in being ready to move into low support accommodation or their own tenancy within 2 years.
Longer Term houses
We have four shared houses, two have two bedrooms and one has 3 bedrooms, which provide a lower level of support than our high level support shared houses. One is located near Caldicot and the others are in Abergavenny. Applicants for these houses should be able to demonstrate lower housing related support needs. Staff are not ‘on duty’ in these houses, but provide individual support to residents Monday to Friday during office hours. All residents should be willing to eventually move on into their own accommodation and staff will assist them with finding accommodation and provide ongoing housing related support for a period of time after moving on.
Out of Hours Support
A 24 hour 7 day a week ‘On-Call’ service is available for all residents. The ‘On-Call’ person will be available to contact any resident who requires emergency support out of hours.
Support with enabling you to maintain a tenancy confidently and successfully
Regular monitoring of your mental and physical health
Help with claiming benefits
Help with budgeting/managing your money
Help to develop life skills
Support to improve confidence and self-esteem
Help to set up new social contacts / community activities
Talking with other agencies or individuals on your behalf
Help to access other services and opportunities, e.g., housing, health, social services, education, training, employment, legal, counselling and advocacy
Mediation / support to help develop relationships
Access to other Torfaen Mind services
Other practical support
Who is eligible for the service?
Currently has a supported Housing need.
Is prepared to engage with support offered.
Is able to self medicate.
Does not require personal care.
Has a willingness to work towards more independent living.
Involved with Mental Health Services.
Has a diagnosed psychotic or severe mood disorder.
Primary issues are not drug or alcohol use or related.
Aged over 18 years old.
No history of arson or fire setting.
How to Apply for Accommodation with Mind Monmouthshire
Please contact Mind Monmouthshire Head Office for an application form and risk assessment.
You can telephone on: 01873 858275
You can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order for the referral to go ahead, we will need a completed application form and risk assessment. We will then contact you to arrange an assessment of the person’s support needs. Ideally, someone who knows the applicant well should be present during this assessment.
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