We provide a highly-trained, motivated, and supported staff team to work alongside people with mental health issues, promoting the right of the individual to live at their own address in the community, with care tailored to their own needs. We provide these services to people who would ordinarily be cared for in 24-hour nursed environments.
Our Step Ahead Housing service, combined with an individual health budget, enables people living in our nursing care residences to have customised care packages in their own homes.
Who is this service for?
This service is designed for residents of our 24-hour adult services, who have long-term health needs and the aspiration to live within the community. Through this service, people can access a more appropriate type of care and support for their individual needs, within their own tenancies. This care package is additional to the intensive housing management provided by the Step Ahead team.
These individual services cater for people whose needs include:
a high level of disability as a result of severe mental health problems, with potential physical and other co-morbidities
requirement of ongoing risk- and crisis-management to maintain their tenancy
a history of challenging behaviour and/or difficulties in managing relationships