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Supported Housing 

What is Supported Housing and how to refer...

Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind’s supported housing project provides 5 furnished supported houses within the borough of Torfaen.  This consists of 2 houses in the Pontypool area and 3 houses in Cwmbran; in which tenancies are placed on bedrooms, and communal areas are shared between tenants in the houses.

The supported housing project offers people who are experiencing mental health problems and are in need of accommodation, a rehabilitation service in temporary supported accommodation, which will lead to permanent resettlement.

Referrals can be made through professionals or the self.  An application form, full risk assessment (completed by a professional), authorisation to share form and equal opportunities form is required to be completed.  On receiving this application a personal needs assessment will be carried out with 2 members of supported housing staff to find out current needs and on this basis a decision will be made shortly about offering a tenancy within the supported housing project.

  • The objectives of the supported housing projects are:
  • To offer a good standard of temporary accommodation in an ordinary house in the community
  • To offer tenants the opportunity to develop new skills and goals
  • To provide a flexible approach, remembering that each tenant is an individual with different skills, talents and needs
  • To enable tenants to develop support networks within the community
  • To assess the tenants abilities and needs to develop an individual support programme with each tenant
  • To regularly review, and as necessary, revise the support programme as tenant’s abilities and needs change
  • To offer tenants help to understand and manage their mental health
  • To identify tenant’s permanent accommodation needs
  • To help find suitable move on accommodation
  • To enable move on within an agreed period of time

To make a referral or for more information call 01495 768841
 or email emma.davies@torfaenmind.co.uk