Bearbrook Place is a supported housing service in Aylesbury for people affected by homelessness comprising a young people’s wing and adults’ wing.
- Young people aged 16-21 who reside in shared flats.
- Adults aged 21 + over who reside in bedsit accommodation.
All service users may have complex needs that may include; mental health, substance abuse, physical health, leaving care and/or homelessness.
Our service is accommodation based and tenants are referred to tenancy sustainment service funded by Bucks County Council for further support.
Our staff are on site 24 hours 7 days a week, offering 1-1 support sessions and group support sessions.
At Bearbrook Place:
- We support customers to live independently; supporting them to learn how to clean, cook, budget.
- We support customers to access the local college for further education and training, or help to get back into education.
- We support customers to secure employment, or get back into employment.
- We signpost customers to external agencies for support with their mental health, substance abuse and offending.
- We support young people to transition from the care system, working closely with social care, into independent accommodation.
- We support customers to resettle into permanent, secure accommodation.
Additional features include:
- IT suite.
- Garden- regular gardening activities.
- Lounge- for arts/crafts activities and support groups.
- Free Riverside Wi-Fi in communal areas.
- Regular support groups held.
- Arts and Crafts group.
- Seasonal events held for various days around the year.
Outcomes for our customers include; Independent living skills, permanent accommodation within the local community and the ability to manage mental health/physical health/substance abuse, reduction in offending.
Customers receive an individually tailored support plan, support to access training and employment opportunities, support to increase their independent living skills and resettle permanently into local community.
Customers will need to be assessed as “statutorily homeless” and referred to Bearbrook Place by local authority.
We will then assess based on risks, support needs and either offer accommodation or signpost to more suitable accommodation.