Housing and mental health: working together in the Midlands to tackle mental health issues and dementia

Midland Heart
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Leaflet from a group of housing associations which highlights different approaches to tackling mental health issues in the West Midland. It provides brief descriptions of Midland Heart's Mental Health Step Down Service for people discharged from an acute mental health setting, Walsall Housing Group's Young persons housing project, which supports vulnerable young people maintain their independence; Nehemiah UCHA Retirement Living Service which supports black and minority ethnic older people, including those with dementia, to live independently; and the Fry Housing Trust's Support and resettlement service, which provides supported housing to vulnerable homeless adults who have multiple and complex needs. The examples emphasise the positive value of health and housing partnerships, and the savings and successful outcomes they bring for individuals. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
housing, dementia, mental health problems, supported housing, case studies, prevention, recovery, mental health services;
Content type:
practice example
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