Many former rough sleepers have serious mental health problems, supporting people with their recovery is vital in helping them move away from homelessness.
The Bermondsey Project provides temporary, supported accommodation for single homeless people with a history of poor mental health; some with a history of rough sleeping. Staff work alongside mental health professionals to support individuals to manage their own health with each resident having an allocated key worker to help co-ordinate the support provided.
Staff encourage residents to get involved in all areas of their own care and support them to build the skills needed to sustain themselves in the community. Residents stay at the Bermondsey Project for a period of up to two years but can also receive ongoing support for up to three months after they leave to help them settle into their permanent home.
The project comprises of a mixture of 30 self-contained flats and bedsits across three sites – Aberdour Court, Roseberry Street, and Galleywall Road.