The Lambeth Long Term Mental Health service provides specialist supported housing for people with mental health issues living in the London Borough of Lambeth.
The service consists of five different schemes with 62 individual, self-contained flats, some with on-site offices.
All the schemes aim to help you with your mental health, supporting your wellbeing and to develop your skills to live independently.
The service lasts between three and five years, sometimes longer depending on your individual needs.
We offer specialist, tailored support to people recovering from mental illness and support each customer to develop a plan that addresses their specific needs and aspirations. This plan is regularly reviewed with you to make sure it still reflects the goals that are important to you.
We offer support around areas such as:
- Maintaining your mental and physical health
- Maintaining a tenancy and moving into independent accommodation
- Maximising income and budgeting
- Increasing support networks
- Links in to work or training
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Coping mechanisms
- Practical and emotional support
- Linking in with the local community
At the end of the service staff can support residents to look for suitable independent accommodation in the local community.
The hours of the support offered varies but staff are available Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm with some evening and weekend cover in some of our services.
Referrals are sent to the Lambeth Mental Health Panel which links in with the mental health services in the area.