Who is the Service For?
Our services are for people who are experiencing mental health problems. These problems affect them to such an extent that they are no longer capable of living on their own, and require some support. It could also be the case that they require more support than friends or relatives can provide. Our services are open to anyone who is experiencing these kinds of issues, whether they have spent lengthy periods in hospital, or have come to us from their own homes.
What can it Provide?
We provide good quality accommodation that is tailored to the needs of the individual; similarly, the level of staff support that individuals receive within our services varies, depending on their needs. Whether it be individual or shared accommodation, it is our hope that we provide a home in the true sense of the word, where people feel wanted and needed. We work hard to ensure that those within our care feel that they are valued members of society experiencing a high quality of life. The services are based on the Recovery Model of Care; it is expected that people will gain sufficient skills to enable them to move on to more independent accommodation. The maximum length of stay in each service is expected to be four years.
Where is it Provided?
Our services are provided across three locations in Glasgow; one is in Possilpark, with the other two in the Govanhill area.
How can I Request these Services?
Our services can be accessed by contacting the Project Manager directly for information, or by contacting the Social Work Department and requesting an assessment of needs. The Social Work Department will then undertake an assessment to determine need and suitability.
Is There a Charge?
There is a charge. The charge will vary from centre to centre. The Social Work Department will meet most of the cost, and individuals are required to make a contribution. This will be fully explained by the Manager prior to a placement being offered.
How Long Will I Have to Wait?
This is dependent on various factors, e.g. whether the project has any vacancies. If the project does have a vacancy then as soon as the relevant social worker has carried out the various assessments, and you are happy to move into the project, you can do so.