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Health and wellbeing

Jay 51, Jay came from prison to Hope Housing and has been drug free for the past 19 months. Jay has engaged in courses and training and volunteers as a personal trainer and fitness instructor.

What we do

When residents first arrive at Hope, we assess their current level of health and leisure activities, from which we can design a person-centred support plan.

This focuses on improving the health, wellbeing and independence of those living in our supported accommodation, making Hope an even better place for all our residents to live!

We want residents to take greater control of their own health and happiness and to feel confident about receiving support when they need it.

Did you know...?

If residents' get past 6 months recovery time, our research shows that they stand a better chance of continuing their sobriety and their overall chance of successful recovery is higher.

Our research showed that, in 2018, 86% of Hope Housing's residents had a history of substance misuse, whilst 72% suffered with mental health issues.

Regular assessments


We measure and assess the health statistics of each client and encourage them to seek professional medical advice if results indicate a cause for concern. Where necessary, clients will be advised to visit various health specialists. Appointments will be made on their behalf and they will be accompanied during their initial visits.

We coach and support clients in areas such as:

Health checks

Clients will frequently be given health checks, which monitor:

  • Height, weight and body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, blood
  • Blood pressure
  • Eyesight/hearing/mobility tests
  • Posture and general appearances

Hygiene

Clients will be encouraged and motivated to maintain decent levels of hygiene, involving:

  • Washing every day and wearing clean clothing
  • Shaving
  • Cutting finger and toe nails
  • Hair cuts
  • Nails and make up (for female clients)

Substance misuse

At Hope, we have a zero tolerance approach to drugs as we know that this helps clients with their recovery.

To support this, we offer:

  • Drug testing
  • Monitoring drinking and help with the steps to be taken in order to reduce intake
  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Recovery support

Referrals to specialist addiction agencies if necessary