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Annear Place – one year on

Author: Diane Mee
Published: December 19, 2023

Annear Place – move on accommodation for people with mental health support needs

Annear Place is a 12 bed, predominantly mental health service that we deliver in partnership with Nottingham County Council.  The service aims to provide short-term support to those people who would not have been ready for a tenancy or at risk of tenancy breakdown.

We have already seen positive outcomes, with a 19% reduction in support hours, and three residents planning their move onto independent living.

A bedroom at Annear Place

Our transitional support means that when people move on into their more long term accommodation, they are more equipped to manage their tenancy and avoid a tenancy breakdown.

Unusually for a lot of short-term accommodation, the flats are high spec, large and comfortable. Often in short-term accommodation this is not the case, creating a negative environment which can cause challenging behaviours.

Tenants move into one of eight shared flats before progressing to their own tenancy in one of four self-contained apartments when they’re ready. Our teamA spacious kitchen at Annear place uses a strength-based enablement approach working in partnership with local mental health teams and social workers to achieve a more stable lifestyle and develop the necessary skills and confidence to sustain independent living on a long-term basis.

Feedback from tenants is that they are motivated to plan their move-on as the settled environment of Annear Place provides the time, space and homely environment to do this.

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