Resettlement and Community Support

The service provides support for people who suffer from a severe and enduring mental illness. Support workers help clients live independently in the community by:

  • assisting with budgeting
  • encouraging day to day living skills and paying bills
  • building confidence and social skills
  • encouraging the monitoring of their own mental health and
  • helping communication with other professionals such as  Social Workers and Community Psychiatric Nurse

The service is time limited up to a maximum of two years, and is reviewed on a 6 to 9 monthly basis depending on the need of the client.

How to access the service

Referrals to this service can only be made by Community Psychiatric Nurses, Social Workers, and other healthcare professionals.

Admission criteria: Clients should be under the care of a Psychiatric Consultant, aged between 18 and 65 years and suffer from a severe and enduring mental illness.

Referral Process: Once the team receives a referral, the Co-ordinator and the teams’ Community Psychiatric Nurse will visit and assess the client.  If the service is appropriate to the needs of the client, a support worker will be allocated and together they will draw up a support plan. The client will then work with the support worker for a period of time review progress regularly.