Our Supported Accomodation

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BRAYBROOK HOUSE

Supported Accommodation in Peterborough

Stable and quality accommodation for those requiring a medium level of community-based support.

The  Braybrook house: 5  bedrooms all with en suite showers!

We offer quality, stable, safe, and semi-independent accommodation for people with serious and enduring mental health problems.

Service User Profile

Although all admissions are based on a pre-admission assessment, including a risk assessment, a typical resident profile is as follows:
 

  • Local to the Peterborough area

  • Diagnosed mental health problem and dual diagnosis of substance misuse and/or a learning disability

  • In receipt of secondary mental health services and has a community care plan in place

  • Possibly subject to CTO

  • Over 18 years of age

  • Male or female

  • May have a history of challenging behaviour

  • May have a history of failing to engage with services

General Care and Support

Our model is based on our staff delivering a supportive package which is based on each individual resident’s needs and incorporates specific interventions. Accordingly, the hours making up each package vary.

Additionally, there is a 24 hour on-call service contactable by a free-phone number from the house. Throughout the night there are Night Wardens on duty whose responsibility it is to ensure the residents, the house and all others are kept safe and secure during the nigh time hours.

Social Care

The social care component of our supportive framework is overseen by our CQC registered, domiciliary care service “personal care ”. In almost all circumstances support delivered in our supported accommodation service will not involve personal care but may do at times.  Our interventions include:
 

  • Working with the resident to formulate a care and risk management plan as well as an agreed activity programme

  • Support with medication management including dealing with symptoms and side-effects

  • Support to assess functions and promoting skills acquisition such as employment-seeking skills.

  • Monitoring of the service user’s mental health or other condition and help to manage symptoms

  • Effective management of the negative and positive symptoms associated with psychosis such as self-neglect, an inability to self- motivate, self-isolation paranoid ideation, persecutory thoughts and anti-social behaviour associated with serious mental health problems.

  • Support with social activities and companionship such as attending clubs and meetings.

  • Support with accessing community primary care services such as a G.P.

  • Support with improving skills across all areas of the activities of daily living such as paying bills, cleaning, laundry, shopping, budgeting, and preparing and cooking meals.

  • Support from specialist rehabilitation workers to assess functions and promoting skills acquisition such as employment-seeking skills.

  • Assessing and managing risk across all areas including environmental

  • Gradual exposure to the community i.e. using public transport

  • Supporting the resident to access mainstream community services

  • Accessing leisure services

  • Working assertively with the service user to access supported employment and educational services

  • Building meaningful relationships

  • Housing Related Support