Platfform, the mental health charity, is at an unprecedented time in the history of the organisation as we have recently revealed our new name, new brand, new strategy and new vision.
With nearly 40 years’ experience supporting people facing challenges with their mental health, we are expanding and diversifying our regional projects and services and deepening our connections in communities. We are part of a growing social movement of organisations and activists who want to create change in the mental health system and beyond. Our new mission will see us build on our successful services, expand our social enterprise model – exploring opportunities to offering wellbeing support to organisations and communities, widen our reach with high profile campaigns and work to affect the change needed in the mental health system and beyond to support sustainable wellbeing for all.
We believe that vision, values, attitude and skills are vital qualities at Platfform, so if you are driven by a belief in social justice, compassionate and a flexible team player with excellent communication and organisational skills we want to hear from you.
Full range of benefits including 6.5% employer pension contribution, excellent career progression opportunities and we actively support flexible, mobile working.
This is an exciting role in partnership with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. You will provide a range of social, emotional and practical support for people with Mental Health and associated problems who are in interim accommodation due to their risk of homelessness. You will support people who require intensive short term support and assistance to access Mental Health services, welfare benefits and to maintain their interim accommodation whilst being supported to go on to more suitable permanent accommodation.
Employed and managed by Platfform, you will be mostly based in Neath and be part of the NPT interim accommodation team (Housing Options). You will support individuals based in interim accommodation (14 bed hostel) as well as people housed in self-contained flats and bed and breakfast in the Neath and Port Talbot areas.
You will take referrals of people who are experiencing mental health difficulties from Support and Accommodation officers based in Neath and Port Talbot. You will require a good understanding of mental health issues, the difficulties and stigma people face as well as housing and homelessness legislation as it relates to tenancies and private rented housing specific to Wales and also of the benefits system especially relating to housing and renting.
To provide a range of short term emotional, social and practical support to people with mental health difficulties who are in interim accommodation who are homeless/at risk of homelessness in a recovery orientated and asset based way. You will support people to access Mental Health services, welfare benefits and to maintain their interim accommodation whilst being supported to go on to more suitable permanent accommodation.