Since 1 March 2018, we have worked with a partnership of local mental health service providers. We are working together to deliver a new mental health service.
This new service brings together three types of existing services. The existing services are detailed below.
It will support over 700 people at any one time and cost around £2.85 million each year.
The supported living and community enablement service includes:
The schemes support up to 93 people at any one time.
These schemes do not offer permanent homes. They are a stepping stone to increased independence. For most people they are not a home for life. These schemes are mostly staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Currently supports between 330 and 380 people at any one time in their own homes. This service also works with people who are in a mental health hospital bed. They will have housing problems, including homelessness.
The range of issues this type of service supports people with, is similar to those covered by supported housing. We fund this service together with NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
We purchase these services from a range of organisations. These services support people to manage their mental health and live independently in their own homes.
The services support people with building up their community networks and use of community services. These services support around 190 people at any one time.
Services have been grouped together in three geographical areas. There is an additional community-based intensive support service in the Greater Norwich area. The localities are:
The contracts for the new services were awarded to a partnership of local mental health service providers. The partnership is Together for Mental Wellbeing, West Norfolk Mind, Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind, Great Yarmouth Mind and St Martins Housing. The new contract started in March 2018.
Read more about the new service.
More information on the ideas that are influencing the new service:
The setting up of the new Norfolk Integrated Housing and Community Support Service, will involve changes for the staff who provide the services.
General information on what a transfer to a new employer might involve:
You might also want to visit the Norfolk Care Careers website.
This website has been created by adult social services in co-production with the sector, to promote working in care in Norfolk. It has information for potential candidates, highlights stories from people working in the sector and lists job vacancies. It also includes a page dedicated to providers or partners who are recruiting for social care jobs in Norfolk. Once registered, you can upload any vacancies you have free-of-charge.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the transfer to a new employer, please use the contact details given in the pdf documents above.