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March 2017

Transforming Care with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

The Government and leading organisations across the health and care system are committed to Transforming Care for people with learning disabilities and/or autism who have a mental illness who display behaviour that challenges services – particularly for those who have been living in hospital for long periods of time, isolated from their friends and families.

NCHA Care and Support have supported over 30 people to leave long stay hospital care. Each person now has a new home with a community support package. more
March 2017

What a productive day at Bridge Street!

When Bridge Street, a mental health supported housing project, had the good fortune to acquire a local allotment patch, it was the start of an exciting journey for everyone involved.
The staff and service users at Bridge Street, owned and ran by NCHA Care and Support, were lucky enough to receive help from local accountants Cooper Parry to transform the neglected piece of land into a relaxing oasis. more
March 2017

Nottingham’s Sound as a Pound celebrates four years of helping people keep a roof over their heads

Sound as a Pound is a Big Lottery funded programme which helps vulnerable social housing tenants within the city of Nottingham to manage their finances. The five year programme was set up in 2013, and is a partnership of local landlords and other organisations, including Nottingham Community Housing Association, Framework, Tuntum, Nottingham City Homes and Metropolitan.

Sound as a Pound helps people to get to grips with their finances, providing them with information, advice and guidance to develop the financial skills we all need, as well as helping to sort out issues affecting their living situations. This can include applying for grants, setting up bank accounts, finding training, dealing with debt, guiding people though benefits and appeals, and helping them become financially confident. more
March 2017

Louth domestic abuse service marks International Women’s Day

8th March 2017 was International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is used to highlight a range of issues affecting women today.

For NCHA (Nottingham Community Housing Association) and staff at our East Lindsey Domestic Abuse Service in particular, one of the main issues to focus on is the number of women who experience domestic abuse; unfortunately one in four women is abused in her lifetime. Shockingly, on average two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week in England and Wales. more
March 2017

NCHA Care and Support’s Crowther House project bags £2,000 from carrier bag charge fund

NCHA Care and Support is delighted to announce it has bagged £2,000 from a Tesco funding scheme.
Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

Crowther House are aiming to further develop their gardens. They recently did a joint piece of work with the Prince’s Trust and a team of young men and women volunteered to overhaul parts of the outside space. Improvements have been made by adding some decking and seating areas, all on a shoe string budget with donations from local businesses, including Tesco. more