William Collier House
40 North Road
About the project
We offer supported housing to 96 people in one block consisting of furnished 2 bedroom shared flats.
There are four single rooms accessible for people with mobility impairments.
Find out more about the project here.
How can I get a place here?
All referrals are made through Brighton and Hove City Council. More information on how to access housing. We are unable to offer permanent accommodation. Our housing is aimed at helping you to prepare for a move to greater independence, and we would expect that you would be ready for this within a maximum of two years.
We provide support, advice and a safe environment 24 hours a day. You will be assigned a key worker who will support you on a one-to-one basis to increase your ability to sustain independent housing. We aim for this process to last a maximum of two years. To ensure best outcomes, we work with a variety of support agencies, specialised in addressing the root of the difficulties you might face.
At William Collier House you can benefit from a range of opportunities:
- Innovative Peer-Led schemes, such as our resident-led Coffee Bar and our gardening group.
- Our volunteering scheme gives you an opportunity to be involved in the project, while gaining useful skills.
- Our Wellbeing days offer alternative therapies, different exercise routines and healthy meal recipes which highlight different avenues to addressing health needs. See here for seasonal health and wellbeing classes you can attend at William Collier House, such as Tai Chi and relaxation sessions.
- We also offer fortnightly health walks on the seafront.
- Our bi-monthly Baking group teaches baking skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.
- There are weekly Work and Learning drop-ins held at William Collier House and led by First Base, which offer information on other learning opportunities in the City.
- You can also attend Art Sessions led by Creative Futures every Wednesday.
- You can work alongside specialist nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists to address your health needs.
‘At William Collier House, we believe that recovery and independence can only stem from increased self-esteem and a belief in one’s ability to make changes on the world around us. This is why we give the utmost importance to listening to our residents’ ideas and empowering them to create a community within our project.’ (Helene Begg, Manager)
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