Birchwood Highland provides Housing Support and other services in the Inverness area, Easter Ross, Caithness and Lochaber.
Many of the people we work with have mental health needs. Some may have a form of dementia, a learning disability or problems with addiction. Whilst we have retained our expertise in supporting people with mental ill-health, today we focus on improving the quality of a person’s life experiences whatever their background.
Housing Support can be provided to persons in either permanent or transitional accommodation, including managed tenancies.
It can include help with:
- Accessing services;
- Keeping the home secure;
- Personal budgeting;
- Using domestic equipment safely and economically;
- Arranging adaptations in the home.
This is not an exhaustive list, and you can find out more about what local Housing Support services provide by downloading the leaflets listed at the bottom of this page.
How to refer to our service
We find that the majority of applications for Housing Support are made by the Community Mental Health Service on the applicant’s behalf.
We don’t have a special referral form, but we expect the referrer to give us a “Single Shared Assessment” and a Housing Support Plan to help us get started in planning the support needed.
However there is nothing to prevent individuals from applying directly to their local Birchwood Highland office, as long as they provide a Single Shared Assessment and Housing Support plan. Their Care Manager (usually a social worker or community psychiatric nurse) will provide these.
APPLYING FOR SERVICES
INFORMATION LEAFLETS FOR YOUR AREA
Housing Support (for people in Inverness area) May 2016 (PDF, 524kb)
Housing Support (for people in Easter Ross) Sept 2015 (PDF, 387kb)
Housing Support (for people in Lochaber) Sept 2015 (PDF, 421kb)
Housing Support (for people in Caithness) Mar 2017 (PDF 363KB)
CARE AT HOME
Care at Home Service Information Leaflet Mar 2017 (PDF, 417kb)
Inverness Support Service 2015-2016 (PDF)
Easter Ross Support Service 2015 - 2016 (PDF)
Lochaber Support Service 2015 - 2016 (PDF)