Mental Health and Homeless

Mental Health and Homeless

Broxtowe Borough Council can help with individuals who suffer a mental illness or impairment and are threatened with homelessness.

Broxtowe Borough Council’s Housing Options Team will ensure early identification of housing problems takes place to hopefully prevent you from becoming homeless. This will be achieved through partnership work and multi-agency working to prevent you from becoming homeless, through the necessary support intervention you may require.

On the basis that you are suffering from a mental illness or impairment this council could well accept that you are vulnerable and therefore in “priority need” for accommodation. This will be determined by your personal circumstances.

Broxtowe Borough Council will continuously review the advice and advocacy services available to you, and help you access support services according to your needs through the Personal Housing Plan that will be completed in partnership with you and potentially your advocate.

The Housing Options Team will attempt to provide you with access to mainstream healthcare services. Front-line workers within the Housing Options Team with structured mental health training, support and supervision, with access to advice and guidance from specialist services, will provide more in-depth support to you.

The Council’s Home-Search scheme works effectively for homeless people with mental health problems and complex needs to ensure appropriate accommodation is always provided to applicants. Housing applications can be submitted at the Home-search website. (Opens in a New Window)

You can also ask your GP, support worker, health visitor, social worker or CPN to refer you to the Council’s service.

If you need housing advice assistance and support with your housing needs, you can book an appointment on 0115 917 7777 to see an officer from the Council’s Housing Options Team.

For information on where you may be able to access mental health services in your area you can visit the Nottinghamshire Help Yourself Website (Opens in a New Window)or the Nottinghamshire County Council's website. (Opens in a New Window)

tel: 0115 917 7777