Mental Health and Homelessness
The Council can help with individuals who suffer from a mental illness or impairment and are threatened with homelessness. On the basis that you are suffering from a mental illness or impairment the Council could accept that you are vulnerable and in priority need for accommodation, depending on your personal circumstances.
We will continuously review the advice and advocacy services available to you, and help you access support services according to your needs through developing a Personal Housing Plan that will be completed in partnership with you and potentially your advocate. The Council will attempt to provide you with access to mainstream healthcare services. Front-line workers within the Council, with access to advice and guidance from specialist services, will provide more in-depth support to you.
The Council’s Homesearch scheme works effectively for homeless people with mental health problems and complex needs to ensure appropriate accommodation is provided to applicants. Housing applications can be submitted at the Homesearch 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.
Other Mental Health Services
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 visit Nottinghamshire County Council's website. (Opens in a New Window)