Midland Heart - Birmingham Complex Needs Services
10 Holliday Road
0121 303 7410
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Men and women with a chaotic lifestyle who have been serially excluded from other services. Applicants with housing related support needs who are at risk of homelessness or losing independence; including those with issues relating to substance misuse, mental health, offending behaviour, self harm, behavioural issues, physical health needs, mild learning disabilities and vulnerability. Local connection required from Birmingham Council.
Who we cannot help
Applications considered on a case by case basis.
- Minimum age accepted: 18
- Maximum age accepted: 65
How to get a referral
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Referrals sought from single referral forums, statutory and voluntary agencies, community organisations, self referring individuals their families and carers.
Phone or call in Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or email. Application form filled in by all parties, assessed by a panel of cross-authority representatives. Evidence of serial exclusion, description of support needs and details of current and ongoing support network required. Panel will assess level of support needed and will inform applicant of outcome within 5 working days of monthly meeting. Interview for successful applicants with their agent, followed by risk/needs assessment.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 3 months
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
24 hour on-call staff cover. Support depends on individual need. Keywork system (3 residents per keyworker) with twice weekly meetings. Support plans in place, reviewed 3 monthly. Project support workers provide intensive housing support and advice on maintaining a tenancy/accommodation, welfare rights advice, help applying for appropriate benefits, basic life skills, help accessing health care and other specialist services, sourcing and accessing employment, education and leisure opportunities. Ongoing assessment of level of risk.
Rooms and charges
£12.92pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
- Single: 10
- Total spaces: 10
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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- Disabled facilities: 2 ground floor rooms suitable for people with mobility problems.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Residents expected to engage with Project Support Workers and their wider Care Support Team. No alcohol in communal areas. Smoking in garden only. Licence agreement.
11am-8pm. No overnight guests.
Buses 74, 75, 101, 11 outer circle. Metro tram station - 5 minutes walk.
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