Organisations come together to provide accommodation for people with mental ill health in Rochdale

"Three social care organisations have come together to form a partnership to provide supported accommodation for people with mental health issues in Rochdale.

The partnership is led by adult health and social care charity Making Space and includes Blue Pits Housing Action and Next Step Supported Housing. The organisations will work together to provide accommodation and support for people with severe and enduring mental health issues. 

The 2-year contract will offer increased opportunities for tenants, staff and volunteers despite significant funding cuts, thanks to the collaborative nature of the bid. 

Fifty-nine 1-bedroomed supported housing units, which are owned by St Vincent's Housing Association, Contour Homes, Blue Pits and Next Steps will be managed jointly by the partners, who will draw on a pool of experienced and trained support workers to provide 24-hour support." 

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