The team at Route One provide one-to-one and group support within a ﬂexible range of two to eight hours a week as well as accommodation to 50 adults with mental health and complex needs, including dual diagnosis.
Route One is part of the Mental Health Accommodation Pathway, jointly commissioned by Brighton and Hove City Council and the Integrated Care Board.
The service provides a dynamic, ﬂexible approach to supporting people with mental health and complex needs, incorporating the recovery model, trauma informed care and working within a psychological informed framework.
We are a well-established and respected service within Brighton and Hove, largely due to our expertise and experience in supporting clients to achieve greater independence, and for the positive outcomes achieved throughout the service.
As a specialist mental health service, Route One works closely and eﬀectively with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, including East and West ATS, Community Rehabilitation Team, Assertive Outreach Team, Early Intervention in Psychosis Team and the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team.
These partnerships are invaluable as they enable people to experience a comprehensive package of support which supports their physical and mental wellbeing, as well as maximising their opportunities to live more independently in the future.
Our aim at Route One is to provide intensive support and accommodation to enable clients to move on to independent living within two years.
Route One empowers clients through one-to-one and group support to enable them to develop life-skills, maintain their tenancies and to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
We work within the wellbeing model, which focuses on all areas of life and enables clients to become fully integrated members of the community. This includes areas such as mental and physical health, social inclusion, and work and learning.
The core hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. On weekends two staﬀ members are based at Dorset Gardens between 9am and 5pm to provide crisis support and phone support to all clients.
The project offers a variety of accommodation
- Carlisle Road: 14 self-contained flats.
- Aymer Road: 14 self-contained flats.
- Westbourne Gardens: 1 self-contained flat and 4 units of shared accommodation.
- Sackville Gardens: 1 self-contained flat and 4 units of shared accommodation.
- Dorset Gardens: 6 units of shared accommodation.
- Davigdor Road: 1 self-contained flat and 4 two bedroom flats with shared facilities.
How to apply
All new referrals should be made via Brighton & Hove City Council’s Brokerage Service who can be contacted via email on ReferralsMHandSP@brighton-hove.gov.uk.