Moving Forward – Forest Road - NCHA

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Forest Road and Howard Street provide housing with support to people aged 16 and over with mental health needs.  It provides a range of support and is based in Skegby and Sutton in Ashfield.

Description of service and support

Forest Road and Howard Street consists of 3 houses, each having 3 bedrooms and shared kitchen, living room and bathroom facilities. There are also shared gardens. In each living room there is a television for service users. All service users are provided with a bed, wardrobes, drawers and fridge freezer. There are 2/3 members of staff that staff the project Monday to Saturday 9.00am until 5.00pm offering individual structured support. Pets are not accepted.

Staff offer support to each individual, where support plans will be completed with the service users input. The support plans will be looking at small achievable goals to enable the service user to gain daily living skills to move on to live independently in the community. Support is also offered around education/ employment, social activities and sign posting to other agencies that service users may need to use.

Generally service users move on independent living with a referral for floating support if/as required.   

Capacity and facilities

No of places 9
No of baths / head
No of showers / head  4/9 
No of toilets / head  4/9 
Own cooking facilities Yes 
Meals provided No 
24 hour staff cover No 
Computer / internet access No 
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? Guests are allowed to visit during the day and night but must be aware that there are other residents in the property and not cause problems for others. 
What are the restrictions on overnight guests? No overnight guests. 
What support must clients engage with? Individual structured support and group support. 
Please detail any other significant house rules: None. 

Tenure and costs

What is the minimum stay? 1 Month. 
What is the maximum stay? 2 Years. 
What are the tenure options? Licence agreement. 
What is the cost per week to the client? £6.83 


Minimum age accommodated?

Maximum age accommodated?

No upper age limit. 
Genders accommodated?

Male and female 
Relationship status accommodated?

Singles, no dependants. 
Are there any access restrictions and if so what? The doors are locked at all times. Service users are given their own fobs to gain access. 


2 Forest Road

Post code: NG17 3BB
Telephone: 01623 517646
Fax: 0115 841 2616
Client group: Forest Road and Howard Street is a service for individuals with mental health illness that require supported housing, to enable them to build on daily living skills to become independent.
Referral: To refer to Moving Forward services, a CPN, GP or psychiatrist must put the referral to the Gateway worker at Framework, who will then forward on to moving forward services.
Public transport: Buses are available every 10 minutes; the bus stop is within walking distance of the projects.
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