Supported Housing for Mental Health Recovery

A range of supported accommodation is available across Belfast for people who are recovering from Mental Health problems. 
For example, 342 Ormeau Road is a purpose built Supported Housing Scheme which provides time-limited placements for people with a mental illness. It is owned by Belfast Improved Housing (BIH) working in partnership with the Trust who provide the 24 hour staff cover.

Residents in the 12 bed facility participate in an assessment and rehabilitation programme.  The aim is to promote recovery through providing a placement in the community where residents are offered support from staff to develop confidence and skills in day to day activities, such as cooking, shopping, money and medication management.

Placements can range from a couple of months up to a year.The team will work together with service users, and where appropriate, their carers and advocates to identify accommodation to move on to once the placement is finished.

How to access the service

Referrals to this service can only be made by other Community Mental Health Professionals.

Admission criteria: Prospective residents will have a diagnosed mental illness and would benefit from a placement for assessment and rehabilitation.

Referral Process: Prospective residents will visit the facility and complete a referral form with a Social Worker or CPN. When a place becomes available they will attend an Admission Panel meeting and if offered a placement an admission process will be arranged to become familiar with the facility.