Experiencing a mental health crisis – particularly if it leads to hospital admission – can also lead to someone losing their home. The period after hospital discharge is a high risk for a first or recurrent period of homelessness, readmission, or suicide. However, access to appropriate accommodation and regular follow-up can significantly improve outcomes.
At PA Housing we work with a number of Managing Agents supporting our customers within their own homes amongst our Agency Managed Schemes; General Need properties providing a tailored floating support service as well as supporting them within our larger shared housing schemes.
There is strong evidence for the positive impact of supported housing on housing stability, the severity of mental health symptoms, and life satisfaction.
- An environment where they can begin or continue their recovery.
- A healthy environment that promotes physical and mental wellbeing, as well as the stability and security that comes from a living environment suited to their needs.
- Increased hope, control, and sense of self which helps them plan long-term goals. This offers residents the opportunity to achieve financial security because of access. to welfare benefits and employment.
- Help to develop new skills and offers carers assistance and respite in helping those they care for.
- Better access to the NHS.
- The chance to expand social networks, including the opportunity to seek support from their peers when they are in a crisis.
Hestia delivers services across London and the surrounding regions, as well as campaign and advocates nationally on the issues that affect the people they work with.
Recently Hestia has been working with residents at one of our properties as the lockdown continues to be a very challenging time for our residents due to the pressure it puts on their mental health.