Manchester Supported Housing for Women
We provide specialist supported accommodation for women who are experiencing mental health problems and who are in need of accommodation. The service is a medium support service and staff are on site during office hours with a drop-in service at weekends. There is an out of hours on-call service available.
We also provide outreach support services in the Greater Manchester area for males and females living in their own home where they have been allocated an independent budget or access support via direct payments.
How we help
We provide short term housing related support for vulnerable women and our facilities are made up of 19 self contained accommodation units to vulnerable women.
We prioritise female survivors of domestic violence or childhood sexual abuse and women who are at risk. We are able to offer accommodation to women with children, please contact the project for further details.
We have an all female staff team. We also have a bank of casual housing support workers and personal assistants who provide assistance and support for adult males and females who have been allocated a personalised budget.
We support women to develop and strengthen existing life skills to improve their quality of life and to promote independent living. The support is based on the recovery model and we work holistically addressing all areas of need whilst supporting the individual on their recovery journey.
We work closely with statutory, health and other third sector organisations to ensure that the appropriate support is provided in order to meet individual needs. Each woman has a named support worker who they meet with on a weekly basis and who supports them to identify their own support plan and goals.
We arrange activities and support individuals in all aspects of their personal development.
Who we can help
Our service is for women aged over 18 who are experiencing mental health problems and have complex needs.
Referrals are welcomed from any organisation in and around the Manchester area who are looking to obtain housing and housing related support for women with mental health problems.
Self referrals and referrals outside the Manchester area are also welcome.
The supported accommodation is funded by Supporting People from Manchester City Council.
Referrals can be faxed, emailed or posted.
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.