Cintre launches ‘Homeward’, a new supported living service

Homeward WSM

We’re pleased to announce that Cintre has been chosen by North Somerset Council to manage an additional supported living service for adults with complex mental health needs.

Homeward’ is a mixed house in Weston-super-Mare where individuals with learning disabilities and complex mental health needs live in individual en-suite rooms, can enjoy a spacious lounge overlooking the garden which offers great birdwatching opportunities and possibilities for gardening and football. The conservatory is perfect for puzzles and crafting, and the house has a lovely kitchen where individuals are supported to cook. They are supported by a 24-hour blended team comprised of Cintre staff and new staff.

We have also been able to retain some staff who previously worked with residents.

Dr Claire Mould, Chief Executive Officer of Cintre, comments,

“The new residents moved in on 31 July 2020 and everyone is settling in well. They have enjoyed personalising their rooms and making the house feel like their home. In addition to the 1:1 support that individuals are receiving focusing on their specific interests and needs, they are enjoying participating in the variety of activities that our community services team are providing. These take place both at Homeward and at our Cintre Point Weston service. Individuals are looking forward to visiting our Cintre Point Bristol service when they have time to fit it in!”

Residents previously lived in another area of Weston-super-Mare; when the owner sold the property, Cintre was approached by North Somerset Council to take over management of the service.

We worked with the Council, the Learning Disability Social Care Team and the residents and families to establish the new service and to ensure that the transition was as smooth and positive as possible.

Keeping in touch

We have established a private Facebook group for families and friends to keep in touch with residents’ activities through photos and videos. If you would like to join, click on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/homewardwsm

You will be required to answer two security questions and all posts will be moderated to ensure privacy and security.

The Homeward residents will be notified of requests to join and given the opportunity to approve group members.

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