Bridge has established a clear, proven pathway for people with long-term mental health problems to progress to living more independently within the community. Bridge aims to help all our clients along a path that ultimately leads to them enjoying the same freedom, opportunities and everyday pleasures that most people take for granted.
Our pathway includes progressing from High Support Accommodation (24/7) to Medium Support Accommodation (9am to 9pm with on call support out of hours) and then on to Independent Living where Bridge support workers support clients in their own homes. We work in partnership with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust to ensure that our clients’ progress along their recovery pathway is supported at every stage.
Already since our new Medium Support Services started in December 1 2014, twelve people have moved on from our services, while many other clients, around 15%, have significantly reduced the hours of support they need as they develop the skills for living more independently.
Recovery College Greenwich, which we host, provides educational support to clients across our pathway and beyond in developing mental health and wellbeing skills for life.