About the service
The housing support scheme is a service which offers housing advice for service users with complex mental health needs and their professionals and family.
We can offer different levels of support from assisting the service user with advice to maintain a secure tenancy to supporting the service user to find more appropriate accommodation.
We work with other agencies such as housing benefit and housing officers and can signpost service users to other services.
This service is for clients residing in the Calderdale area.
Why would someone choose the service?
- Advice to assist in maintaining a tenancy.
- Assistance with contacting other agencies.
- Support to find alternative accommodation.
- Short term tenancy support following a move
Staff you may meet
- There are more than 60 different specialities that doctors work within the NHS. Each is unique but there are many characteristics which are common. Roles range from working in a hospital to being based in the community as a GP.
- There are many people who work behind the scenes to keep services running and you may meet them in hospital or community settings. They include porters, cleaners, plumbers, electricians, decorators receptionists and secretaries who all work to make sure healthcare settings are kept clean, tidy and safe.
- Nurses who choose to specialise in the mental health branch of nursing work with GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and others, to help care for patients. Increasingly, care is given in the community, with mental health nurses visiting patients and their families at home, in residential centres, in prisons or in specialist clinics or units.
- Nursing or healthcare assistants work in hospital or community settings under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. They help doctors, nurses and therapists give people the care and treatment they need.
- Occupational therapy is the assessment and treatment of physical and psychiatric conditions using specific, purposeful activity to prevent disability and promote independent function in all aspects of daily life.
- The NHS employs a wide range of clinical staff, it wouldn’t be possible to list them all on this website! All our clinical staff are skilled, dedicated professionals who adhere to high standards of training and work-place practice.
- Receptionists are the first link for many patients and visitors. They often work on their own or with one or two other receptionists, greeting patients as they arrive and check them in. They might also collect patient notes and ensure that these vital records go to the right healthcare professional. In a clinic, they may make appointments and arrange patient transport.
- Social workers help, support and protect people who are facing difficulties in their lives. They help people to take positive steps to overcome problems and improve their lives. This could involve assessing and reviewing a service user’s situation, building relationships with service users and their families and agreeing what practical support someone needs.
Why a professional should choose the service
The service promotes independent living and offers short-term tenancy support following a move.
- Housing advice
- Tenancy support
- Discharged back into the community as soon as possible
- Help to find and maintain appropriate accommodation
- Independent living
- Skills to maintain tenancy
Referrals accepted from:
CMHTs, Consultants, Hospital staff
Service users with complex mental health needs under the care of a Calderdale community mental health team.
For tenancy support, clients need to be on CPA (Care Programme Approach – a specific way of assessing a client’s needs).