The Connect Service- can help you by finding info about local services, activities & opportunities. If needed, Connect staff can work with you around money issues, housing problems, health management & other things. This short-term support will be tailored to your needs & will focus on achieving what you want in a way that suits you.
If after exploring these options you feel you may need more support, then you might need to have a Care & Support Assessment. This will allow you to explain the things you are finding hard to achieve & we will discuss with you how we might be able to help you.
The aim of the assessment will always be to help you regain or maintain a level of independence. We will carry out the assessment in the most proportionate way depending on your needs, this could be over the telephone or at one of our clinics.
Please contact us on 0300 500 80 80, an advisor can help you with your options and may complete a referral for a care and support assessment.
• have been assessed by Adult Health & Social Care but are ineligible for statutory services
• have a history that shows they might put their accommodation at risk without intervention and support
• have a need that is likely to require longer term but low level housing- related support.
We work with people who have a wide range of support needs, such as Autism, learning disabilities, Asperger’s or following a brain injury, or where they don’t meet the criteria for statutory adult social care, among others.
The service will be really flexible and service users will be able to have a say in how they are supported and what their needs are. We can help with finding accommodation, accessing specialist services, budgeting and claiming benefits among many other things.
We can offer support in a range of ways, which could include in own homes and in the community, to help maintain independence. The support is linked to the service user and not their tenancy, so if they move within Nottinghamshire we can continue to support them.
Based on the application, assessment and feedback that we receive from an agency, a member of the team will decide whether this service will be beneficial or not. If so they will be in contact within ten days of the referral.
If you would like to speak to anyone at Framework about the Brighter Futures service, you can contact the services in the areas below:
The Friary now delivers a wide range of services with open access drop-in sessions being delivered 3 times per week, 52 weeks of the year. Each drop-in is accessed by over 100 local people in need of support. The Friary is passionate about people and about tackling poverty caused by homelessness and unemployment. The charity is committed to offering person-centred advice and support which is accessible and free to all those who require it.
Open access drop-in sessions from 9am to 1pm on: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY
During these times the following available:
• Confidential Advice on Housing, Benefits and Debt related issues
• Practical Assistance (food, clothing & small household items)
• Access to IT Suite for support with Benefit & Housing Claims 9.30am-12.30pm
• A range of Health & Hygiene Facilities
• Refreshments and Nutritious Hot Food
• Emotional Support
Sunday Evening Fellowship
8pm to 9pm
Or by appointment at other times
• Confidential Welfare Guidance
• Practical Assistance
• Someone to talk to
How we do it
By offering the following services:
• Professional Advice and Referral
• GP Surgery
• Homeless Health Team
• Employment Support
• IT Literacy Training
• Welfare Provision of Nutritious Food, Clothing, Toiletries and Small Household Items
• Shower and Laundry Facilities