Crescent Recovery Service

Nottingham city

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Service description

A supported housing service which provides a high level of support to 21 people with mental health problems with possible additional substance misuse issues, offending behaviour, mild learning difficulties and other complex needs. The team support residents to develop social and living skills to move onto more independent living and maintain a level of stability in the community.  Staff work in partnership with Nottingham City Council and other statutory and voluntary sector partners to provide a 24 hour high support accommodation service. 


Learning opportunities

  • Working with service users with mental health, challenging behaviour and other complex needs.

  • Legal and policy issues relating to people with mental health and other complex support needs.

  • Multi-disciplinary working including attendance at CPA meetings and reviews, and working in partnership with care co-ordinators including social workers and CPN’s.

  • Group work.

  • Assessing and implementing person centred needs assessments, support planning and risk assessment, monitoring and review as part of a key worker system. 

  • Facilitation of life -skills including income maximisation and budgeting, cooking, and medication.

  • Experience of advocating on behalf of service users with other service providers and organisations.

  • Familiarisation and understanding of local and national policy and legislation relating to the service user group including safeguarding adults and the mental health act/mental capacity act. 

  • Work within the principles of anti-discrimination, anti-oppressive practice and equality of opportunity by valuing diversity

  • Working as part of a team to provide a high quality service.

  • Experience of working with service users experiencing multiple challenges to wellbeing.

  • Undertaking assessments of new referrals to the service.

  • Understanding empowerment.

  • To work across other projects within the agency.

  • Opportunities to apply relevant theories.

  • Alcohol and substance misuse.

  • Understanding of the Nottingham City Mental health Strategy and funding of services. 

  • Experience of advocating on behalf of service users (as appropriate) with other service providers and organisations

  • Experience of working in a team within a framework of purchaser service specification/contracting, corporate and local policy, including the supporting people initiative. 

  • Supporting employment and educational opportunities

  • Supporting individuals to achieve improved mental health, maintain and develop existing relationships and enhance self-esteem and confidence.

  • Experience of working as a member of a staff team

  • Skill teaching/facilitation work to assist individuals to reach skill levels sufficient to enable moving on to more independent living

  • Holistic assessment

  • Working with both individual and groups with people with a range on mental health needs

  • The recovery model

  • Knowledge of tenancy issues and housing management

  •  Crisis intervention

  • Duty of support

  • Learn about medication and relative side effects

  • Knowledge of the needs of homeless people

  • Theoretical and practical issues around self harm

  • Cultural needs of BME service users

  • Promoting social inclusion by encouraging service users to create and maintain links with the local community

  • Systematic record keeping

  • Broad scope for strategies  of intervention and being able to explore putting theory into practice

  • Opportunities to plan moves to independent living


Additional information

Please note that we do not have disability access into the building.