The project offers secure accommodation with support tailored to the needs of the individual. Each tenant has a bedroom with shared communal areas. The project allows tenants who prefer a shared living environment to feel safe, developing the skills and confidence to live independently in the community.
We support tenants to promote and enhance the skills for independent living in the community. Support is person centred allowing tenants to make choices about their lives, wishes and goals.
The project is staffed by a highly skilled and experienced support worker who is based that the project 4 days a week. We provide support with a wide range of issues that include:
- Maintaining a tenancy
- Benefit Entitlement
- Daily living skills
- Managing emotional, mental and physical health
- Employment / Volunteering / Educational opportunities
- Social opportunities
- Support networks/ relationships.
Tenants living at the project experience a sense of belonging and being part of a community. Regular meetings are held to encourage tenants to engage in activities and develop social relationships. Currently there are art and craft sessions and a gardening club at the project that tenants can join if they wish to do so.
The project works closely with the community mental health team and other agencies to access specialist services.
The New Mill project gives tenants the opportunity to experience settled accommodation in a shared living environment with support to live as independently as possible.