Homelessness and Mental Health

Suffering from a mental illness or impairment and threatened with homelessness

Knowsley Housing Options service 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, putting in place the necessary support and intervention you may require.

On the basis that you are suffering from a mental illness or impairment and are homeless or at risk if becoming homeless in the next 56 days we could well accept that you are vulnerable and therefore in “priority need” for accommodation.

This will be determined by your personal circumstances and established through the assessment carried out by your housing options officer.

Your Housing options officer will develop a Personal Housing Plan and identify your households support needs and refer you to the support services according to your needs.

Housing options will discuss what accommodation is suitable for your needs and if support needs have been identified then it’s usual for you to be referred to supported accommodation to meet your needs.

The housing options service will link into main stream healthcare services and work closely aiming to prevent homelessness for people accessing mental health services.

If you need housing advice and support with your housing needs, please contact

Knowsley Housing Options service on 0800 694 0280

For more information on mental health and mental health services access information via

http://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/healthandwellbeing

https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications

http://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/iapt-knowsley

https://www.knowsleyinfo.co.uk/content/mental-health-support-services

http://www.knowsleyccg.nhs.uk/mental-health-2/