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.
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 team 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.