Supporting independence through the best services, based on the best evidence, with the best culture
We understand the complexity of providing mental health services that serve the needs of the individual in a health care system under pressure due to increasing demand and shrinking budgets.
We firmly believe we can help by providing flexible pathways to help people who no longer need to be in hospital navigate their way back to living independently within the community.
To achieve this, we work with partners including The NHS, CCGs and local authorities, and we have established strategic partnerships with statutory and voluntary sector organisations as well as a range of housing partners. Together, we provide the best possible opportunities for our clients through support, training, and encouragement.
The quality of care delivered has been excellent, the economic argument is a powerful one comparing the cost of placement in secure hospitals with the scheme provided at the TILT project.
John Enser, Former Director of Forensic Services, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
In 1986 we recognised that people leaving in-patient mental health services needed a Bridge to support them as they re-established themselves safely in the community.
We started as a small organisation and have grown into the main provider of mental health services in Greenwich.
We now operate services in South East London, North East Essex and West Essex. However, we are currently expanding into other areas. So, please get in touch if you would like to discuss setting up services in your area.
We currently help over 2,000 people a year with mental health problems.
Our flexible pathways, offering low, medium and high-level support, help people with long-term mental health problems by providing the scaffolding they need to work towards independent living. Our aim is for every person to be able to enjoy the freedoms, opportunities and pleasures that most people take for granted.
How you can work with us
As well as the normal tendering process, you can commission our services in the following ways:
- Use our contact form
- Pick up the phone to speak to us on 020 8298 9677
- Email us to discuss spot contracting OR delivery of a bespoke service that meets your need
What makes us different?
- Unlike other high support services, our service focuses on giving clients the skills they need to live independently
- Our aim is for clients to move on after 6 months, to medium support or independent living with a low level of support
The service will also benefit from an in-house ST&R Worker who will focus on supporting service users in their recovery journey with an emphasis on providing time and support to access community resources, employment, education and training as well as helping to maintain their physical health. There main responsibilities include:
- Working alongside the OT to ensure that a wide range of structured activities are available to the service users on a weekly basis. Taking the lead on supporting service users to access community resources to develop resilience, help them live fuller lives and move on towards greater independence
- Engaging service users in therapeutic activities, monitoring mental wellbeing and progress
- Engaging in physical health and wellbeing initiatives which will support service users with their individual health needs
- Focusing on the emotional, psychological, social and spiritual needs of service users
Bridge currently operate the Integrated Community Enhanced Rehab service within the borough of Kingston. However, we are not limited to this area and are very happy to discuss developing the service elsewhere in the UK.