Building long term partnerships is one of our core values. We collaborate with around 30 local authorities across London and the South East to house and care for people. We also partner with the NHS and many other social enterprises.
Working with the NHS to address the housing needs of older people and those with long term illnesses
During 2012, One Housing and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) entered into a strategic partnership to deliver a unique approach to supported housing and recovery for people with complex mental health needs. This partnership, one of the first of its kind, aims to improve the quality of housing and support for customers through implementation of a jointly developed 'Care Support Plus' model delivered in high quality, purpose built accommodation at Tile House.
Tile House opened in September 2012 and provides 15 high quality, self-contained supported housing units in the Kings Cross area of London. Each customer has their own flat that is designed to the same specification as our private sale housing. Purpose designed safety features enable us to effectively manage risk, while homely communal areas can be used for workshops and group sessions. Support is delivered in partnership with C&I which provides dedicated, on-site clinical input. An evaluation proposal was jointly developed by One Housing and C&I from the outset. Our joint, pioneering approach, effectively delivers values of a positive and dignified recovery journey for NHS patients and raises the bar in supported housing provision for people with complex mental health problems.
Our role as a housing provider has changed dramatically over recent years and we are proud to be leading the way in providing much more than a home for our residents. Since 2011, our Employment and Training service based in Arlington has developed a comprehensive range of exciting opportunities which give our residents the skills, qualifications, confidence and motivation to get into work in a very competitive jobs market. We have joined forces with our cleaning contractors, Chequers, to create a brand new specialist training facility at Arlington. We deliver accredited courses recognised by the British Institute of Cleaning Science, which lead to an industry recognised qualification. This is a direct route into employment for many and is another great initiative helping our residents improve their job prospects.