Living at Bespoke Supportive Tenancies supported living for people with mental issues.
Danielle was in hospital for five months and the care team arranged a private rented flat for her to reside at with an NHS support worker making a weekly visit. Danielle was worried about living completely on her own but felt this was her only option.
Daniele received a visit from a support worker once a week for about an hour and this was her only support for the whole week. She started to stay in her room all the time and often had suicidal thoughts and would sometimes act on these thoughts.
Since Danielle moved, she is much happier and does not feel isolated in supported living. She is able to talk to staff if she is feeling suicidal and does regular social activities in the community with staff and other tenants.
The support Manager advises that there was a lack of provision of supported living for people with mental health issues.
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