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SignHealth Outreach can accept referrals from Social Services and Health agencies and individuals anywhere within the United Kingdom.
Any referral will need to be assessed, not only by SignHealth but also by National Deaf Services, for ongoing support.
about the house
Huron Road is well situated in Balham, south west London, within easy reach of good transport links, local shops, doctors, dentists, hospitals and leisure facilities and colleges for further education.
Each of the 5 large studio flats has its own bathroom, fully fitted kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer, and lounge room. There is also a small communal area and pleasant garden.
Environmental aids for Deaf people such as fax, text telephones and specialist fire alarm and doorbell systems are provided.
Trained outreach workers support the tenants to live independently, helping them to maximise their potential and achieve a fulfilled lifestyle.
The Outreach Service provided at 112 Huron Road is funded by Wandsworth Supporting People and is designated a national resource.
what we do
We encourage tenants to develop everyday living skills, for example, looking after their health, learning to budget, cooking and socialising. Each person has their own individual plan which is reviewed at regular intervals in meetings involving themselves, outreach staff, family (if appropriate), and professionals.
Tenants are supported and encouraged to develop interpersonal skills and to develop positive personal relationships both inside and outside their home.
Tenant involvement is a key principle of SignHealth and they are fully involved in the running of their project. Weekly house meetings are held at which tenants discuss their ideas or any problems concerning the running of their house.
We also support tenants in finding employment, training and/or education, along with leisure activities in the local community.
who we work with
The Outreach Service works closely with National Deaf Services at Old Church, Bedford Hill in Balham, Wandsworth Supporting People, tenants’ families, social workers and other professionals.
Once a full assessment has been undertaken, and after agreement between SignHealth and National Deaf Services, an Outreach worker will work with the tenant to make the move. A Support Plan will be completed which will be reviewed every 3–6 months.
Outreach workers will support tenants to gain a fulfilling lifestyle, self-esteem, independence, to achieve new skills and become actively involved in the local and broader community.