Strand House is a Supported Living scheme which offers Assured Short hold Tenancies, and support to vulnerable adults. The tenancies are renewable on a 6 monthly basis
The aim of the scheme is to provide a safe living environment for people who do not require high levels of care, but for varying reasons are not yet able to live fully independently.
We work intensively with tenants on their individual programmes with the longer term aim of helping them move on to independent living as soon as is appropriate.
Once in local independent living we can continue to provide a service, through our outreach team, in their own homes with areas they still may have issues with.
The scheme is staffed by an RMN led team who carry out assessments, work with newly accepted referrals to complete the necessary benefit and housing claim forms, and to devise individual re-integration programmes.
The staff will assess the needs of tenants in specific areas of the reintegration programme including social inclusion, budgeting self catering and mental health needs.
From the assessment a programme will be devised with the tenant to help them gain more experience and confidence in areas where they need support. This can include:
Practical: budgeting, taking medication safely, preparing meals .
Emotional: staff are available for 24 hr support.
Educative, work and recreational: we are linked with local education providers, the job centre and voluntary services.
We can support people in finding and engaging in social and recreational activities and provide support in returning to work or doing voluntary work.
The complex consists of 9 single self contained flats, situated in the centre of Cromer around a small communal courtyard, with all local amenities within easy walking distance.
We can accept referrals from both statutory agencies and privately funded individuals. Please contact us to arrange an informal visit or to discuss a potential referral.
Alternative to admission
If someone begins to become unwell and it is felt they need a more supervised environment for a limited period, we have the option of using Argyll House Re-integration unit as an alternative to hospital admission.