Accommodation with Support
Sometimes people need to have a higher level of support to remain well and enjoy their lives as much as possible.
Birmingham Mind provides two types of accommodation with support, Residential Care and Supported Housing.
Our Supported Housing is accommodation that is managed by Birmingham Mind and owned by one of four partner Housing Associations. Supported Housing offers support on an appointment basis between 9am – 9pm, 7 days a week, staff are not based on site.
Our Residential Care homes offers support to individuals that have been assessed by a Social Worker and identified as requiring a more supportive environment. There are always staff on site.
Supported Housing is where we offer you a flat or a bedsit with appropriate support. How much support and what type of support is dependant on your needs but the aim of the service is to help a person to maintain a tenancy, increase independence and live a healthy and enjoyable life.
This service is currently operating at full capacity. Any informal enquiries can be referred to Anthony Dwyer, who is contactable on: 07734 959 868.
The support from the team is underpinned by key features of Recovery; hope, respect, control and personal growth. We use person centered planning tools to help identify with individuals what support they want in order to achieve their ambitions and goals. The support can include:
• Help with skills needed to maintain a tenancy (paperwork, budgeting, environment, health and safety)
• Emotional support
• Health and wellbeing support
• Developing social networks
• Accessing community facilities i.e. leisure, work and education
• Enhancing people’s confidence
People are encouraged to be actively involved in designing their support package, the running of each service and overall development of the Charity.
People receiving a service will be offered a Support Worker. Support is available between 9.00am and 9.00pm, seven days a week. It is expected that most people will use the service for no more than 2 years although we recognise that some people may need longer.
The support is paid for by Supporting People (Birmingham City Council and the rent is either paid by the person themselves or possibly covered by Housing Benefit. There is also a small service charge for services not covered by Housing Benefit or Supporting People eg communal heating and lighting. It is also possible to use Direct Payments to pay for your support.
We have a range of properties from group homes to self-contained flats. Most of the accommodation is furnished with carpets, cooker, fridge/freezer and a single bed). Some of our projects are gender or ethnic specific (please see below for more details). The properties are all owned by Housing Associations, which we manage on their behalf and we provide the support.
Current properties within Birmingham Mind’s portfolio:
Wycliffe Road in Handsworth provides 8 self-contained flats for people of a multi-cultural mixed ethnicity, of both genders. Tenants share a garden and the property is owned by Nehemiah Housing Association.
Hagley Road in Edgbaston has five self-contained flats and a large communal garden. The property is owned by Midland Heart Housing Association.
Clarendon Road in Edgbaston has one shared self contained flat and two single self contained flats and a large communal garden. The property is owned by Midland Heart Housing Association.
Holyhead Road in Handsworth has 8 self-contained flats for women only, of a multi-cultural mixed ethnicity. There is a communal lounge and garden. The property is owned by Nehemiah Housing Association.
Middleton Hall Road in Cotteridge a shared house for seven people. The tenants share the bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, laundry facilities and a garden. The property is owned by Midland Heart Housing Association.
Minstead Road in Erdington has six self-contained flats and one self-contained bedsit. All tenants have use of a garden and communal laundry facilities. The project is owned by Midland Heart Housing Association.
Rotton Park Road in Edgbaston has six self-contained bedsits and a shared garden. The property is owned by Midland Heart Housing Association.
Beaufort Road in Erdington has four self-contained flats with a communal garden. The property is owned by Midland Heart Housing Association.
Orchard Road in Erdington is a shared house for four people with one self-contained flat attached. The tenants share bathrooms, kitchens, dining room, laundry facilities and a garden. The property is owned by Midland Heart Housing Association.
Golden Hillock Road in Small Heath has 17 self-contained flats and 4 self-contained bedsits, divided across two buildings. Nine of the flats are intended for males from an Asian background. There are additional communal facilities for all the tenants which include lounge, training kitchen, dining room and laundry. The property owned by Family Housing Association.
Webcroft Road in Stechford has eight self-contained one or two bedroom flats with a communal garden. The property is owned by Bromford and Carinthia Housing Group and is for women only.
Handsworth Wood Road in Handsworth Wood has 3 single self contained flats and a communal garden. The property is owned by Midland Heart Housing Association.