If you have mental health needs, are aged 18 or over and want housing support after being in hospital, a short stay in a mental health transitional housing unit may help you adjust back to living at home.
The mental health transitional housing units also offer planned respite and crises services that mean you can stay at a unit for one night or up to two weeks.
The Leeds Information and advice strategy in the documents section sets out how an local alliance of health and social care agencies active within the city will work together to improve information and advice services for people with care and support needs.
What are Transitional Housing Units?
The units provide short-term housing support for adults over 18 who may have issues with drug or alcohol use and have mental health needs. Short-term leases range from six to eight months but long-term support is also available for up to two years. A member of staff is available on-site 24 hours-a-day. They offer practical help and support from 8am to 9pm and are always available out-of-hours for emergencies.
How can I access the service?
A referral to one of the appropriate units should be made through a healthcare professional, voluntary sector service or community mental health team. You can also contact Adult Social Care on 0113 222 4401 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). If you are unable to use the telephone you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A request can then be made to the Transitional Housing Unit who will assess the request and make an application on behalf of the individual for a short-hold tenancy agreement with Progress Care Housing Association who provide the accommodation.
Respite offers a break from the everyday stresses of living alone, or in a difficult environment. It also gives family, friends or carers a chance to take some time from their caring responsibilities. If you feel that you or someone you know is struggling to cope, Mindwell Leeds offer support and advice.
How does the respite service work?
Anyone using the respite service will be allocated a keyworker who will offer care and support during their stay. Each unit includes two self-contained, self-catering apartments and can be used for just one night or for up to two weeks.
How can I access the respite service?
A referral to one of the appropriate units should be made through a healthcare professional, voluntary sector service or community mental health team. You can also contact Adult Social Care on 0113 222 4401 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). If you are unable to use the telephone you can email us at email@example.com
Crisis apartments are available within housing units and can be used for just one night or for up to two weeks. The facilities provide an alternative to hospital admission in situations where social support rather than medical care is required, and aims to resolve, where possible, a crisis situation for the person and their carer.
This service is offered in partnership with Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Crisis Assessment Service (CAS) and Intensive Community Services (ICS).
How can I access the crisis service?
For more information about this service, call the Crisis Assessment Service on 0300 300 1485.
Transitional Housing Unit contact details
144 Spen Lane THU, Leeds, LS16 5EJ
Tel: 0113 336 7877
Cottingley Court THU, Cottingley Approach, Leeds, LS11 0HP
Tel: 0113 336 7727
Bewerley Croft THU, Northcote Drive, Leeds, LS11 6DN
Tel: 0113 336 7732
Directions (PDF 0.5MB)