Delivered in partnership with St Martins and Funded by Norfolk County Council and South, North, West, Norwich and Great Yarmouth & Waveney Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Referrals accepted from: Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Norfolk County Council.
This service offers peer support, click hereto find out more
About the service
The Norfolk Integrated Housing and Community Support Service supports adults (aged over 18) with severe and enduring mental health needs, including individuals with complex needs. The service supports people across the whole of Norfolk in supported living and within the community.
How can we help?
The service works with individuals to identify and make changes in a variety of areas of their lives in order to improve their wellbeing. It aims to support people to achieve their goals and to live as independently as possible in their local community. We support people in supported living (located in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn) and within the community.
We can support people to:
Improve their wellbeing and develop self-management skills
Develop practical living skills including maintaining a tenancy, cooking and budgeting
Access community resources
We offer a variety of support to meet each individual’s needs and circumstances including:
Supported living – staffed 24/7
Personalised one to one support
Connecting with people who have a lived experience of mental health through one to one peer support and peer led groups
For more information about the service and how to make a referrals, please contact us using the details above.
Working at NIHCSS with Senior Recovery Worker Tim Bonfield
Tim Bonfield is a Senior Recovery Worker with NIHCSS who works in the community supporting people experiencing mental distress. In this film he describes how his role is both rewarding and challenging with no two days being the same. The team work closely in collaboration with colleagues and together with supporting professionals from other agencies, especially in crisis situations to get their service users the help they need. Tim describes how life experience has equipped him in his role which calls for him to be resilient, calm under pressure, and understanding and accepting of the people he works with.