Mental Health Homeless Team

The Mental Health Homeless Team (MHHT) provides a dedicated floating support service for people who are faced with homelessness and who also have mental health problems.

Referrals

Professional referrals can be made to us directly by downloading and completing the referral form:

Eligibility

We work with people for whom the following criteria apply:

an individual who is experiencing long and enduring mental health issues and has also accessed mental health services or support services within the last 6 months. Due to high demands on the service we can no longer accept self-referrals and the individual needs to be referred by a professional, GP, Housing Officer, CMHN, or Social Worker.

In addition one of the following criteria needs to apply:

  • an individual living on the streets
  • an individual who is lodging with family/friends (Sofa Surfing
  • an individual who is living in short- term emergency temporary accommodation such as St George’s Crypt and is in need of urgent support
  • an individual who is served with notice of eviction if this eviction is imminent
  • an individual who is leaving acute wards and has no home to go
  • an individual who is leaving prison with no long term fixed abode (not on probation)
  • individual who is threatened with or is the victim of violence or abuse and therefore cannot safely return to the place they were staying/living

These criteria constitute a thorough set of examples but are not exhaustive, as we aim to foster flexibility and be able to react to individual needs.

What we offerWhat we don't offer
Support to establish someone in a new home and to keep their tenancyHousing (we do not have any properties at our disposal)
Support and advice with mental health issuesCounselling
Budgeting advice and support to help you apply for benefits and grantsDrop in facilities (we do not have a direct/public access office)
Regular planned visits as per the support planDomestic help, administering or holding medication
Support to live independently and develop social networks
Joint working with other agencies
A service covering the whole of the Leeds area

Contact us

Phone

0113 378 2567

Please note we are unable to provide crisis and emergency support

(Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm
Friday 9am to 3:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays Closed)

For professional enquiries about us please email

Post

Mental Health Homeless Team
Floor 2
Tribeca House
71 Roundhay Road
Leeds
LS7 3BE

 

 

 

 

Mental Health homeless team referral formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Mental Health Homeless team referral form.docx67663docx
Mental Health Homeless Team - service leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Mental Health Homeless Team - service leaflet.pdf786678pdf

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