Route One provides support and accommodation to 53 adults with mental health support needs within Brighton and Hove.
Our choice of accommodation is varied, and comprises a high support house with six clients, one women only house with five clients, one mixed shared house with five clients, two two-bed shared flats with four clients, one three-bed shared flat, and 30 self-contained flats and studios.
As we are a specialist mental health provider, we work closely and effectively with various teams within Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation trust, including Forensic services and the Assertive Outreach Team.
Service aims and objectives
- to empower people through life skills development and goal focused support planning to enable them to manage their tenancies and to manage their mental health and wellbeing.
- to provide individually tailored support to 53 people with mental health and complex support needs.
- to work in partnership with clients to enable them to gain the skills to maintain their accommodation and to work towards greater independence and empowerment. We work within the Recovery model which focuses on all areas of life and enables clients to become fully integrated members of their community. This includes areas such as mental and physical health, social inclusion, and work and learning.
- to work in partnership with clients and relevant agencies/services to find suitable move on accommodation, which is appropriate to their needs and of their choice.
We understand that if clients leave Route One they will need skills, resources, confidence and resilience in order to thrive.
The service encourages clients to want more for themselves, and deliver messages which match broader societal changes whilst challenging their expectations, such as the importance of saving, not being dependent on benefits, preparing for cuts to services, and becoming IT literate.
Our support planning is focused, specific, and goal orientated, and we are also able to adapt a pace and style to suit each individual client.
How to apply
Contact Brighton and Hove City Council’s Housing Options Team on 01273 294400, or call the Route One office on 01273 929470 for any general enquiries and advice on referral routes.
27-29 North Street
Brighton BN1 1EB
BHT Route One office is on North Street opposite the Post and Telegraph Pub and is served by all buses in Brighton and Hove.
The door to the building is brown with glass panel and has 27-29 above it.