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Brigid House

Brigid House

26 Morritt Avenue
Crossgates
Leeds
West Yorkshire

LS15 7EP

0113 264 9086

team.brigid@commlinks.co.uk

About the service

Brigid House is one of Community Links’ three Intermediate Support Hostels providing recovery-focused support in a therapeutic environment. The hostel supports men and women aged 18+ with moderate to severe mental health problems or personality disorders.

We provide 5 accommodation-based Resettlement placements offering intensive rehabilitation for up to 8 months. These are primarily aimed at individuals coming out of hospital following an admission due to mental health issues and aim to promote and maximise recovery, helping clients to move on to live more independently. We also provide 1 accommodation based Relapse-Prevention placement from 2 nights to 1 week, depending on need for up to a 2 year period.

Aims of the service

The aim of this element of the service is to support people to manage their recovery, and decrease frequency and severity of relapse or crisis.

Clients are actively involved in the running of the house and in their support and care. Living at the hostel is an opportunity for people to develop relationships, practice social skills and acknowledge their personal responsibility. Residents will be involved in cooking, cleaning, shopping and attending house meetings. Alongside developing living skills we provide recovery-focused rehabilitation through clinical and emotional support.

Residents are allocated a key worker upon admission to the service and have regular one to one sessions with their keyworker. We also place importance on the team approach, and residents will receive support from other workers.

We utilise a person centred approach and work collaboratively with residents to help them identify their goals. We use support plans and outcome star tools to support residents to achieve their goals and review their recovery journey. We support residents to take part in the running of the hostel to provide opportunity to develop confidence and skills needed to live more independently.

Brigid House is different in that we are 24 hour service and have the benefit of being able to offer lots of support to residents and respond quickly to changes in residents needs.

The therapeutic community and emphasis on residents personal responsibility offers residents opportunity to develop many skills and test things out in safe environment.

Referrals

To refer a client who is in hospital or in a rehab and recovery unit, please contact the Accommodation Gateway either Julie Smith on 07741261722 or Lisa Simpson on 07793525660  or via email – julie.smith@commlinks.co.uk or lisa.simpson@commlinks.co.uk. Please note referrals from hospital are prioritised for the service.

Referring for Prevention

The client should reside in one of the following postcode areas: LS1; LS2; LS3; LS4; LS5; LS6; LS9; LS14; LS15; LS25

To refer a client in the community for resettlement or prevention download a Brigid House Referral Form and send this with an updated FACE risk profile to team.brigid@commlinks.co.uk You can also post completed referrals forms and FACE risk profiles to us.

Please note : for all resettlement  and prevention referrals from  Leeds wards (Under 65’s), CMHT, ICS, AOT or FOT please contact Accommodation Gateway. For all other referrals please only fill pages 1-8 of the referral form before sending to the relevant hostel.

More information

To find out more about what life is like in our hostels take a look at the video below