Bridewell Street Accommodation Service
Address and phone
16, Flats 16a-16F
Contract Manager: Sally Forrest
Service Manager: Sarah Walker
What is Bridewell Street?
Bridewell Street is a Supported Housing Service comprising of six flats in Wymondham town centre and this service is specifically for people with an Autism diagnosis.
How is it staffed?
The Staff Team for all services are based at Vanguard Court. Bridewell Street flats are supported Monday to Friday daytime only. Vanguard Court is Staffed 24 hours a day, providing sleep-in cover and emergency Staff support out of normal office hours, including Bridewell Street.
What type of support do we offer?
The aim of all of the services is to assess and support people to work towards their chosen housing goal and have the opportunity to live as independently as possible in the future.
Staff can offer support to manage:
- A tenancy and all aspects of maintaining accommodation
- Self-care and living skills
- Claiming benefits, budgeting and debts
- Improving health and well being
- Making connections with the local community
- Medication and engaging with health services
- Accessing community resources
- Exploring opportunities for work and education
- Accessing suitable move on accommodation appropriate to need
Who is the service for?
The service is for people from the age of 18 who experience mental distress, who live in the Norfolk area. We can also offer support with issues such as alcohol and drug misuse, self harm and eating disorders but only if this is not the primary diagnosis or sole support need.
How long can I stay within the service?
We work to a maximum stay of 2 years, however, the length of time is led by the support needs of the individual and working on the housing assessment process. The aim will always be to support to live as independently as possible and to move on into the community.
We will support to identify and build on individual’s strengths in order to promote recovery, and assist to achieve optimum level of independence. We work in partnership with our service users, their families, friends, and wider care teams to promote and maintain good mental health and wellbeing. We offer a flexible and supportive service focused on need.