Millennium House, Poole
Poole Mental Health Service is based at Millennium House, Amica House and Cornelia Lodge. It provides high and transitional supported mental health accommodation for adults from 18 to 65 years of age with a mental health diagnosis and who are at risk of homelessness.
Staff support and enable residents to live independently, maintain a tenancy and manage their mental health needs. Individuals learn to manage mental health crisis points, as well as life skills such as cooking, budgeting and meaningful use of their time.
Criteria for support:
- Mental health diagnosis
- Under or in the middle of an assessment by the Community Mental Health Team
- Be over 18 and under 65
- Must not be on opiates or other Class A drugs
- No alcohol misuse
We do not accept emergency referrals. We only accept referrals through BCP Council.
Our support team works to enable and encourage residents to develop their own support plans in-line with person centred care practices. Residents are encouraged to participate in both group workshops and individually tailored key working sessions. Long-term, our approach is for Millennium House residents to work towards developing skills for independent living. Living skills are developed using simple budget planning, meal preparation (including food hygiene practices) and organising shopping trips, cleaning and maintaining a healthy living space, and working towards maintaining a successful tenancy when living independently.
Staff work alongside supporting agencies and partners to ensure a clear line of communication and that the right support is being accessed to enable each resident to make progress. We use a holistic, person centred and psychologically informed approach when working with residents, to help them achieve and maintain long term positive mental health awareness.
Copies of the Millennium House or Amica House residents' guides are available on request. Please email MillenniumStaff@bcha.org.uk or call 01202 764300 if you would like a copy.