Residential Services

Here at Herefordshire Mind we offer two different types of residential services; The Shires and Housing in Mind.

The Shires

The Shires provides a comfortable and inviting home for 11 people. We provide support and structured rehabilitation for adults over the age of 18 with enduring mental health problems. Situated on the outskirts of Hereford, overlooking the Lugg Meadows, The Shires is a home in the proper sense of the word, for as long as people need it.

Our residents are at the heart of all we do at The Shires. We believe in promoting people’s recovery, developing their resilience and wellbeing and enabling them to move towards greater independence.

Building surrounded by forest

With support from our experienced and skilled team:

Residents take a central role in the creation of their support plan, and work with staff to identify their personal goals and aspirations.

Residents have a named mental health nurse and a key support worker to address their support needs.

Residents are encouraged and supported to engage in activities that promote social contact, enhance daily living skills, increase self-esteem and grow their confidence, at a pace that is right for them.

Residents are encouraged and supported to access community projects, take up voluntary work, visit places of interest, and access sports, further education, and leisure activities such as the theatre, concerts and the cinema.

If you would like a place at The Shires please speak to your Care Coordinator about arranging a referral.

Housing In Mind

Housing in Mind provides accommodation for people who may require a little extra practical and emotional support to maintain and sustain a tenancy. We provide a range of bedsits or shared flats in Hereford and offer support on an appointment basis 7 days a week, with a night concierge service between 8pm-4am.

The support we provide aims to help the individual identify they want in order to achieve their ambitions and goals. The support can include:

Help with skills needed to maintain a tenancy (paperwork, budgeting, environment, health and safety).

Emotional support

Health and wellbeing support

Developing social networks

Accessing community facilities i.e. leisure, work and education

Enhancing people’s confidence

Rent & Council Tax is either paid by the person themselves or may be covered by Housing Benefit. Rent includes utilities, tenancy support and night concierge but excludes TV Licence.

It is expected that most people will use the service for no more than 2 years although we recognise that some people may need longer.

We are also able to provide a higher level of recovery-focussed support to people living within one of our properties if this is required through our Community Support Team.

This support can be self-funded or accessed via a personal budget.