Floating Support Service

Mind in Kingston is commissioned by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (RBK)  to provide a Floating Support Service. This is aimed at people with low-level mental health needs who would like the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives and live independently in their local community. 

We provide Floating Support by providing weekly support in either supported accommodation (shared or group homes with others experiencing low-level mental health issues) or in your own home. 

Floating Support can cover a range of issues, tailored to individual needs. This can include accessing courses to improve your mental well-being, accessing education or work opportunities, improving your financial situation or partaking in more social activities. These needs will be discussed and agreed with you by way of a support plan working towards individual goals.

The service is available for up to two years and we will work with you to create a 'move on' plan. If you are in your own accommodation, we will work towards specific goals that will improve your mental well-being and your ability to live independently. If you are in supported accommodation, we will support you to move into your own independent accommodation. 

You must be under the care of a mental health professional, such as a Mental Health Social Worker or Care Coordinator, who can refer you to the service. We will liaise with your Mental Health Social Worker or Care Coordinator to carry out an assessment and we will gather relevant information. 

We can support up to 15 people at any given time; 11 in supported accommodation and 4 in their own homes, which means we have limited availability.

For more information and to check if we have any vacancies, please contact the Floating Support Officer Anthony Akamo-Martins on 020 8255 3939 or at anthony@mindinkingston.org.uk

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