Solihull Care Housing Association’s supported housing team offers people with mental health disorders the opportunity to live independently with housing management and person-centred housing related social support. Our tenants can enjoy sharing our communal spaces, helping them to develop friendships and a sense of community, to support their mental and physical wellbeing and prevent loneliness.
We recognise that mental disorder affects individuals in varying ways and that their ability to cope at any one time can be different.
An important element of our support of individual tenants is about highlighting their strengths and abilities and building levels of self-confidence and esteem so that they feel they can, in time, take more control over their own lives and develop the necessary skills to continue to live independently within the community.
Supported living offers accommodation inclusive of housing related support within one of our three services based within the Solihull borough;
- Cranmore Court in Shirley is a block of twelve single occupancy flats comprising of living area, bedroom, bathroom, and Kitchen with access to communal facilities such a lounge / kitchen area, laundry area with fitted appliances and large rear garden.
- Brighton House in Olton is a property comprising of eight individual spacious single occupancy bedsits with access to communal facilities such as lounge / kitchen area, laundry area with fitted appliances and large rear garden.
- Oakfield House in Olton is a property comprising of seven, single occupancy one-bedroom flats comprising of living area, bedroom, bathroom, and Kitchen with access to communal facilities such a lounge / kitchen area, laundry area with fitted appliances and large rear garden.
We offer a mix of short term accommodation and support to enable individuals to gain skills and confidence to move on into independent accommodation within two years, and long term accommodation, where tenants can continue to live when they still need the support offered to sustain their tenancy and lifestyle.
A comprehensive range of good quality Housing Management and Person-Centred Housing Related Social Support can be provided in the following key areas:
- Maintaining your Accommodation
- Accessing Suitable Accommodation (Short Term Placement)
- Managing Money, Budgeting & Managing Bills
- Physical Health and Wellbeing
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Living Skills
- Daily Self Care Living Skills
- Managing Medications
- Productive use of time
- Education and/or Training
- Employment and/or Volunteering
- Maintaining relationships
- Professional Services
- Identity and Self Esteem
- Trust and Hope
- Addictive Behaviour (if applicable)
We understand it is vital for our tenants to maintain important relationships with professional services that are linked into their recovery. We work closely with these agencies to ensure all aspects of the tenant’s support needs are met. Details on the services can be found below:
- Lyndon Resource Centre
- Maple Leaf Centre
- Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT)
- Solihull Mind (Birmingham & Solihull)
Make an application:
People who are interested in living at one of our supported housing schemes should speak with their referral body. The referral body could be their local mental health service, social services team or current supported housing provider. The referral body can contact our Supported Housing Officer to enquire about available properties and our housing waiting list.