Enhanced Support

We are able to support most young adults with complex needs and have experience with attachment and personality disorders, those on the Autism Spectrum; people with mental health issues, mild learning disabilities and challenging and inappropriate behaviours.

Supporting People

OPENhouse welcomes and provides Housing and Support to young adults
aged 16-25 years who are at risk of homelessness and seek accommodation and support for independence in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Floating Support

We are able to support most young adults living independently with complex needs and have experience with attachment and personality disorders; those on the Autism Spectrum, people with mental health issues, mild learning disabilities and challenging and inappropriate behaviours.

Services

Floating Support

We are able to support most young adults living independently with complex needs and have experience with attachment and personality disorders; those on the Autism Spectrum, people with mental health issues; mild learning disabilities and challenging and inappropriate behaviours.

Supporting People

OPENhouse welcomes and provides Housing and Support to young adults aged 16-25 years who are at risk of homelessness and seek accommodation and support for independence in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Enhanced Support

We are able to support most young adults with complex needs and have experience with attachment and personality disorders; those on the Autism Spectrum, people with mental health issues; mild learning disabilities and challenging and inappropriate behaviours.

Stories

I came to OPENhouse in need of settled accommodation.  I am currently on an Apprenticeship, but was finding it a little difficult due to being unsettled.  Regardless of this I always manage to get up early to travel to my apprenticeship every day.

There was a slight problem in the house at first as I was finding it difficult to sleep, due to the coming and goings of other residents, and asked to move to the ground floor.  The support workers did this and I started getting proper nights sleep and regained my enthusiasm for my apprenticeship.

I did so well in the house that it was decided that I would be offered a move on up to one of the OPENhouse flats, where I would be living a bit more independently.  I moved and am doing really well both living more independently and in my apprenticeship, I have my own place and no one to disturb me when I am studying for my exam for my placement.

Annabel’s Story

When I first came to OPENhouse, I had already lived in other supported housing;  I was ready to move on to the next stage of independence. I wanted to get help and support to become even more independent and hoped to eventually get a place of my own.

To begin with I shared a house with two other young people. I had regular support to learn to cook for myself, I learnt about utility bills and keeping topped up and in credit, I learnt how to keep the home clean. We used to have weekly house meetings where we would talk to each other and sort out any household issues we were having.

My support is good because I decide what I want and need to do and my support worker helps me make it happen.

Sometimes things don’t just happen overnight and I have to try things more than once, it helps to keep an open mind, support helps me with this.

I now live on my own in my own flat, I still receive floating support, it helps me manage life in bite sized chunks.

Steve’s Story

2 weeks ago

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Why the Government MUST Act Early on mental health ...

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2 months ago

OPENhouse

We would like to say a big thank you to
NCS - National Citizen Service Young Gloucestershire #stroud for their fantastic #fundraising efforts raising over £250 to help support #homelessness and for the donation of Personal Hygiene Packs #hygienepacks
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3 months ago

OPENhouse

Hi all, come along to #stratfordpark in #stroud this evening for a fantastic event at 6pm fundraising for OPENhouse organised by the amazing people from Young Gloucestershire NCS - National Citizen Service SGS College - Stroud #raffle #livemusic #treatsale ...

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6 months ago

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