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Brokerage and Resettlement in Lambeth

People living in residential homes or supported housing can sometimes be held back by a lack from finding a home of their own due to a lack of opportunities.

Sometimes, people who have struggled with long-term mental health problems end up staying in residential homes or supported housing longer than they need to. Often, this is not because this offers the best type of support, but simply because there are no suitable alternatives.

Brokerage and Resettlement in Lambeth (BRiL) is addressing this by purchasing properties on the open market and then letting them to formerly homeless people at an affordable rate.

These flats are offered to people currently in residential care who are ready to live by themselves. Personal assistants help them settle into their new homes, develop the skills to live independently, and  become active in the local community.

BRiL flats also provide longer-term accommodation than most supported housing projects, with residents staying for over two years.

The service forms part of the Integrated Personalised Support Alliance (IPSA), which supports people with long-term mental health problems in Lambeth.

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