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Forster Street (formerly Stephanie Lodge) Supported Housing Project - NCHA

Stephanie Lodge offers long term, supported accommodation to people aged 18 + years old who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

Description of service and support

Accommodation consists of 11 self contained flats all with bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. There are 4 ground floor flats that are suitable for people with mobility problems. The accommodation is fully furnished and is maintained to a high standard. There is a service user resource room with a computer.  There is easy access to local amenities and it is a 10 minute walk to Nottingham City Centre. Pets are allowed.

Support provided includes:

 - Essential life skills and independent living skills, (including managing finances and shopping); 
 - Support to gain employment and further education; 
 - Advice in claiming welfare benefits;
 - Support planning and risk assessments tailored to meet individual needs;
 - Named Keyworker for each individual;
 - Out of hours support provided by the NCHA SMaRT service (Support Management and Response Team);
 - Support sessions and regular service user meetings, newsletters and groups.

After staying at Stephanie Lodge the aim is for clients to move into their own tenancy in the community.

Capacity and facilities

No of places 11
No of baths / head
No of showers / head 
No of toilets / head 
Own cooking facilities Yes 
Meals provided No 
24 hour staff cover No (SMaRT cover out of hours). 
Computer / internet access Yes 
TV (communal) Yes 
TV (own room) No 
Own room furnished Yes 
Laundry on site Yes 
Communal area Yes 
Garden Yes 

House rules

Can you smoke in own room? Yes 
What are the restrictions on guests visiting during the day? None 
What are the restrictions on overnight guests? Yes (max three nights). 
What support must clients engage with? 10-12 hours a week. 
Please detail any other significant house rules: None 

Tenure and costs

What is the minimum stay?  1 month
What is the maximum stay?  None
What are the tenure options?  Assured Shorthold Tenancy
What is the cost per week to the client?  From £164


Minimum age accommodated?

Maximum age accommodated?

No upper age limit.
Genders accommodated?

Male and female
Relationship status accommodated?

Singles only. No dependants. 
Are there any access restrictions and if so what?  None.


Stephanie Lodge
Forster Street


Public Transport:
Ilkeston Road.

Contact Data:

Telephone: 0115 942 0879
Fax: 0808 2800629
Email: stephanielodgeusers@ncha.org.uk
Web address: http://www.personalisedsupport.co.uk

People aged 18 + who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
Self referral and agency referral. Via application form, visit to project and interview. Mental Health Care team required. Self referral should have access to crisis backup.
Located in: Supported