Accommodation strategy for people with mental health, learning disabilities and autism

Strategy overview

The Accommodation strategy outlines Bristol City Council, Health and Social Care and NHS Bristol`s approach to accommodation and support for people with mental health issues, learning difficulties and autism.

We currently purchase a range of accommodation services and accommodation support services to meet our statutory duty of care.

Where people live has an impact on their health and wellbeing. If we get this right it can have a positive impact on people's lives.

We want to spend our money in the best way possible providing the housing that people want and the support they need to live in it.

This strategy:

  • outlines the current local and national policy context
  • summarises information about who needs these services
  • says what key stakeholders think the current issues are
  • outlines what we buy at the moment
  • looks at what outcomes services should be achieving with service users
  • plans how we will meet these outcomes in the future

Strategy Consultation

The consultation ran city wide from 19 June 2013 to 19 September 2013 to gather people’s views on the strategic intentions.

Many stakeholders have views on the best way to meet the accommodation needs of people with mental health issues, learning difficulties and autism.

We consulted to ensure that these views are reflected and used to inform this strategy.

Results of the consultation

  • Stakeholders largely agreed with the strategic outcomes.
  • A number of changes to the strategy were suggested e.g. where intentions could be made clearer.
  • Stakeholders prioritised the strategic intentions.
  • Stakeholders also suggested areas for market development and service gaps.

Actions from the strategy

Stakeholder’s views and opinions expressed were utilised to amend the strategy in a number of ways.

Stakeholder’s views and their priorities were used to amend the strategy and an action plan has been developed.

This action plan can be found in appendix 7 of the strategy.


Accommodation Strategy for people with mental health needs, learning difficulties and autism, Final Version (pdf, 443 KB) (opens new window)