MTVH - Wandsworth
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people with support needs around mental health, including those with dual diagnosis of mental health and drug/alcohol problems. Priority to those with Wandsworth connection.
Who we cannot help
Those with a recent history of arson or serious violence.
Mixed and men only
Minimum age accepted
Maximum age accepted
How to get a referral
Accept referrals from named agencies in Wandsworth. Priority to Wandsworth Homeless Persons Unit for the Friends House Project (dual diagnosis project) for 14 days. Other referrals from local CMHT, DAAT and other local agencies.
Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Referral form. Risk assessment and other reports if appropriate eg CMHT, social work, drug/alcohol team. Further assessment at interview. Visit to project.
Length of stay
Support and accommodation
8 staff on-site Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm in 5 houses (late cover twice a week until 8pm at Friends House, the Dual Diagnosis project), also alternate Sat, emergency on-call system. Keywork system, monthly meetings. Support plans with 6 monthly reviews. Staff offer support with mental health issues, daily living skills, emotional issues, employment and training. Participation in programme of support is a requirement of the tenancy agreement.
In 6 buildings.
Tooting Bec, Balham tube, Clapham Junction train - 10 mins walk. Buses 155, 249, 355.