Services for Older Persons
- 34 Bentinck Road, Radford, Nottingham
This service supports single men and women aged 49 and over, with a history of homelessness or insecure housing and a range of support needs, including mental health and alcohol/substance misuse. Priority may be given to applicants who are rough sleeping. Our aim is to provide a supportive and reliable service whilst improving the quality of life for older people who have experienced an unsettled lifestyle.
Length of stay is maximum 2 years and we work with people on an agreed Support Plan to address support needs, giving people the skills and confidence to move on to more independent living or other suitable accommodation.
• Person-centred care planning, monitoring and review in line with recovery model
• Experience of continuing assessment of need and risk
• Experience of providing support to people in their own homes to enhance their independence
• Experience of advocating on behalf of service users with other service providers and organisations
• Practice within the principles of anti-discrimination, anti-oppressive practice and equal opportunities
• Direct facilitation of daily living skills
• Supporting people with daily living skills, benefit maximisation and budgeting
• Opportunities to apply relevant theories and legislation
• Understanding of Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
• Understanding of alcohol and substance misuse
• Understanding of the Supporting People initiative, funding and commissioning of services
• Practice with an emphasis on reducing dependency and focus on prompting life skills/recovery and greater social inclusion
• Supporting individuals to achieve improved mental health
• Facilitate opportunities to maintain and develop existing relationships
• Facilitate opportunities to enhance self-esteem and confidence
• Knowledge of tenancy issues, housing management
• Knowledge of the needs of homeless people
• Increase awareness of mental health needs
• Support service users plan moves to independent living and provide on-going move-on support to maintain tenancy
• Promoting social inclusion by encouraging service users to create and maintain links with the local community
• Systematic record keeping
• Dealing with new referrals
• Working with challenging behaviour
• Networking with other professional agencies, both statutory and voluntary sectors
• Opportunity to work in a team as well as development of individual working
• Contribute to effective running of the team
Framework Housing Association also has a satellite house at 57 Bentinck Road, which is a shared house for three residents. They sign a License Agreement upon moving in as opposed to 34 Bentinck Road where tenants sign a Tenancy Agreement, initially for six months.
We do not have wheelchair access or lifts in the building. However the service next door, 32 Bentinck Road, is a Registered Care Home accommodating males with higher needs requiring care rather than support.