The Mental Health Floating Support Service delivers personalised, housing related support to people over 18 with a diagnosed mental health problem, and who are experiencing difficulty sustaining their tenancy or their own home in the Bournemouth area.
Our support is effective in reducing the impact on other services, such as: the Police, Community Mental Health Teams and the need for more intensive housing and readmissions to hospitals.
Our goal is to reduce and prevent homelessness among a section of our community who are vulnerable, stigmatised and often isolated and misjudged. Our customers can struggle to be heard and feel insignificant. Often they are living in unsuitable, unsafe accommodation or may be at risk of losing their accommodation due to difficulties managing their mental health
We strive to reduce their social isolation and help them find their place in their community to live a safe and more meaningful life.
Customers must be
- 18+ with their own tenancy, (council/housing association (including BCHA/private) or be a homeowner in Bournemouth
- Have a formally diagnosed mental health problem
- Experiencing difficulty managing their accommodation and may be at risk of losing their home
Anyone can make a referral (including self-referrals). To request a form or ask for further information, please email MHfloatingsupport@bcha.org.uk or call 01202 577911.