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Moving Forward - Steps to Independence - Framework HA

Moving Forward Steps to Independence is a free housing related support and accommodation service for people in Nottinghamshire who are experiencing mental health problems. The service assists men and women over the age of 18 get the support they need to overcome housing difficulties or homelessness. For people who require additional support to develop their everyday living skills and move towards independent living the service also provides high quality supported accommodation.

Description of service and support

There are 5 elements to the service:

Core Support
Offering a range of support to enable people to live more independently. This could be around a number of areas, such as:

·        Housing issues
·        Debt / money management
·        Income / benefits
·        Education, training and employment needs
·        Life skills
·        Health

We will work with people to draw up a plan of support that will aim to address their support needs.

Community & Social Inclusion (CSI)
The CSI element of the service aims to work with people who are looking to improve their social networks, confidence, health and well-being.

Carer’s Support
Working with Carer’s of individuals experiencing mental health problems, to give them a break from their caring responsibilities.

Mental Health Link Worker (MHLW)
Linking with Crisis Teams to offer early intervention support.

We have a range of dispersed / supported accommodation across the county.

Service Opening Hours

Monday  08.00 - 20.00
Tuesday   08.00 - 20.00
Wednesday   08.00 - 20.00
Thursday  08.00 - 20.00
Friday  08.00 - 20.00

Office Opening Hours

Monday  09.00 - 17.00
Tuesday  09.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00 
Thursday  09.00 - 17.00 
Friday 09.00 - 17.00


South Notts:
8 Swiss Mills Court,
Cross Street,
Nottm NG9 2NX.

5 Acorn Business Centre,
Commercial Gate,
Nottinghamshire, NG18 1EX.

Outram Street Centre,
30 Outram St,
Sutton In Ashfield,
NG17 4AX.

103a Main Street,
NG24 3NN.

2 Queen Street,
S80 2AN.

Contact Data:

South Notts: 0115 850 4051
Mansfield: 01623 675402 
Ashfield: 0115 8504173
Newark & Sherwood: 0115 8504156
Bassettlaw: 0115 8504014
Email: southnottsmovingforward@frameworkha.org
Web address: http://www.frameworkha.org

Men and women over 18 years old who are experiencing mental health problems.
People can be referred to the Moving Forward service via their mental health worker. We will take self referrals, but these will need to be accepted in partnership with secondary mental health teams.