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East Grange

East Grange

East Grange Drive, Leeds

LS10 3EH

07809300539

beth.noel@commlinks.co.uk

About the service

East Grange is a 24-hour staffed supported living service for those classed as having a delayed transfer of care (DToC) and are ready to be discharged from acute care in Leeds. It comprises of four self-contained, fully furnished flats located in South Leeds. It is intended as a short-to-medium-stay accommodation service which has throughput to help relieve pressure on Leeds-based acute wards.

Staff will work actively, collaboratively and positively alongside clients, carers and other professionals who form a part of an individual’s Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT).

Aims of the service

The central aim of East Grange is to support all clients with their continued recovery post discharge, as well as working in conjunction with an existing housing plan to support move on into more permanent accommodation.

The support we offer

Initially, we will focus on supporting individuals with their transition from an acute setting back into the community. Living at East Grange is an opportunity for clients to work towards living more independently, with the safety net of 24-hour support. This will include:

Practical support

  • Accessing benefits
  • Budgeting
  • Daily living skills
  • Managing medication
  • Securing appropriate move on, into more long-term housing
  • Securing future support
  • Tenancy management

Social activities

  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Support to access meaningful occupational activity
  • Opportunities to get involved in the running of the service and the organisation

Emotional support

  • The learning of positive coping strategies in a more independent environment
  • Relapse prevention work to ensure people can remain in the community
  • Support to access any community-based mental health services that will further assist recovery
  • 24-hour waking night support from staff on-site to help prevent potential readmittance to hospital.
Admission criteria

To be referred the service user should:

  • Have a mental health problem
  • Be 18+
  • Be on the Care Program Approach
  • Have been classed as having a delayed transfer of care (DToC) from a Leeds based acute service
  • Have an existing housing plan, which the service can use to bridge the gap between hospital and more permanent accommodation

Admission criteria

To be referred the client should:

  • Have a mental health difficulty as their predominant support need
  • Be 18+
  • Be on the Care Program Approach
  • Have been classed as having a delayed transfer of care (DToC) from a Leeds based acute service
  • Have an existing housing plan, which the service can use to bridge the gap between hospital and more permanent accommodation
  • Require 24-hour staff support
Referrals

Referrals for the service can be made via the Accommodation Gateway Team and will be acknowledged within five working days.

Assessments

After receiving a referral, we will be in touch to book an assessment as soon as possible. The aim of the assessment is to establish support needs and understand these from the client’s perspective. Areas of risk identified will be discussed directly during the assessment.

Assessments can take place both at the service or on the ward.

Following the assessment, we will let individuals know as soon as possible if they have been accepted and stay in touch to let the client know the next steps.

For further information about the service, please contact Beth Noel

beth.noel@commlinks.co.uk
07809300539