Sustaining wellbeing to sustain tenancies – a very human approach, Muirhouse Housing Association

Examples of Practice

This is an Example of Practice illustrating how initiatives and extra services run by Housing Associations directly or indirectly have a significant positive impact on the quality of life, health and well-being of those people being supported.

This example describes the practical assistance provided to tenants by Muirhouse through its Enhanced Management Service. This service aims to help people maintain their tenancy, enable people to improve the quality of their life and create the conditions in which people may be more able to address aspects of their health and well-being.

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More Than a Roof – Aspire Housing and Personal Development Services

Examples of Practice

This an Example of Practice illustrating how initiatives and ways of working in housing, housing support and homelessness services have significant positive impact on the health and wellbeing of those people being supported and contribute towards the nine national health and wellbeing outcomes for Integration.

This example focusses on the outcomes being achieved through the pathway created by its Direct Access and Resettlement Service in Glasgow and centres on James who had been evicted from his tenancy and stayed with a friend before moving into Aspire’s Direct Access Service.  He had a problem with budgeting and issues with addiction, consuming on average 10 pints of lager per day. James did not initially perceive his alcohol consumption as being an issue. However, over time he decided that it was something he would like to address.

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Papermill Gardens: Making an Impact, Penumbra 97

Examples of Practice

This an Examples of Practice illustrating how initiatives and ways of working in housing, housing support and homelessness services have significant positive impact on the health and wellbeing of those people being supported and contribute towards the nine national health and wellbeing outcomes for Integration.

Penumbra wished to transform its services in Aberdeen from existing shared, supported accommodation to a more flexible, personalised approach which offered greater opportunity for ordinary living with each person having their own flat.  They considered that this model would promote recovery.

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Transform Community Development – Seagate Project: Supported Accommodation – A key to the future

Examples of Practice

This an Examples of Practice illustrating how initiatives and ways of working in housing, housing support and homelessness services have significant positive impact on the health and wellbeing of those people being supported and contribute towards the nine national health and wellbeing outcomes for Integration.

This practice example is based on Larry who is currently living at the Seagate Project, which offers tenancies and secure occupancies to individuals who have suffered from severe and enduring mental health issues. Larry’s life had been a succession of admissions to mental health establishments all over the country. As these admissions became longer and more regular it was agreed that he would benefit from living in supported accommodation within the community.

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