Our aim is to provide individuals with the stability, support and guidance they need to take the next step in their recovery from mental illness and to support them towards independent living in the community.
We provide supported tenancies through a pathway for up to two years.
Century House caters for individuals with medium support needs. It’s made up of six one bedroomed self-contained flats and is within a quiet neighbourhood. There is a communal lounge and kitchen where tenants are able to get together, and also communal laundry arrangements and a secluded garden.
Fairfax Drive also caters for individuals with medium support needs. There are places for up to 10 people who each have their own individual rooms. There is a communal lounge and kitchen where tenants are able to get together, and also communal laundry arrangements and a secluded garden.
Our Preston Road scheme caters for people with low support needs. Staff visit tenants on a regular basis to provide pre-arranged keywork session to help with their recovery journey.
We also provide three move-on flats in the community where we offer low supported housing services with visiting staff support.
How we help
Tenants have individual support plans based a recovery star model. We believe people are the expert in their own recovery and so support plans are developed together with the individual so that appropriate goals can be set and the right level of support agreed.
Our aim to provide person focused and outcome focused support to prevent individuals from relapsing back into hospital while on their recovery journey. We concentrate on a person’s needs, choices and aspirations, rather than on diagnostic categories or labels.
We help individuals to:
- move on to appropriate accommodation at the end of their tenancy
- cope better with episodes of mental illness
- gain improved living and social skills, and to enhance their coping mechanisms
- develop support networks of your own for continuing to live in the community
- increase their awareness of job-seeking and training opportunities
- increase their self-esteem and sense of personal fulfilment
- enable them to make more constructive use of their leisure time.
Who we can help
Our service is for anyone who is aged over 18 who has a formal diagnosis of mental ill health and is eligible for re-housing as a homeless person by either Southend, Castle Point or Rochford councils or is eligible for housing benefit or self-financing.
We are funded by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.
At the heart of everything we do lies:
- Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
- Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
- Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
- Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.