Waddington Street Centre
Waddington Street Centre
A Community Mental Health Resource
Supported Housing

The Centre is able to offer six male places in supported accommodation near the bus station and in Crossgate, in Durham City, as well as floating support for four people living in their own accommodation. The majority of time these services are working to full capacity.

Rental income and a Supporting People contract supports the employment of three Housing Support Workers who help tenants adjust to independent living and learning new skills, with a view to them ultimately moving into fully independent living. Beneficiaries of this service are referred directly to the housing support workers by a range of agencies because of their mental health needs but they are not necessarily Waddington Street Centre users.

The houses offer your own room with a key, a shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities. All rooms are furnished and bedding is provided. Tenants pay a weekly charge to cover all bills and cleaning products. Tenants are responsible for buying their own food. 
To be considered for accommodation or floating support you must be:

  • Single male without dependents for accommodation, either males or females for floating support
  • Aged 18 or over
  • Diagnosed with a mental health illness
  • Have a Care Plan and a Care Co-ordinator
  • Willing to accept support
  • Be self medicating

Staff are available to support the tenants between 10.00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. There is an alarm system to call for assistance at other times.

Accommodation support includes:

  • Support in setting up and maintaining home or tenancy
  • Benefits, managing debt, budgeting.
  • Develop domestic and  household skills
  • Accessing other support services at WSC
  • Managing your mental well-being
  • Support to find other accommodation
  • Advocacy (having someone you trust to communicate your views to others).

The Centre's Floating Support Service works with males and females aged between 18 and 65 who have a mental health issue, to help them recover and make positive changes to their lives. The team helps vulnerable adults to maintain their independence in their own home. The support will be based on your needs. Staff can help with:

  • Benefits, managing debt, budgeting
  • Develop domestic and household skills
  • Accessing other support services 
  • Managing your mental well-being
  • Support in accessing community facilities and activities
  • Direct access to activities in WSC
  • Advocacy


Lanchester Road Hospital Discharge Service

In conjunction with Stonham WSC's Lanchester Road Hospital Discharge Project provides short term support to patients being discharged from Lanchester Road Hospital. 
The project works closely with patients, hospital staff and care managers prior to discharge and provides a support service when they return home.  
The aim of the Project is to help people to return quickly to their everyday lives.
The level of support provided will depend on the needs of the individual.
The service provides support to individuals being discharged for a 3 month period and then fully reviewed. Upon review and depending on individual circumstances, the service could be extended to a maximum period of 6 months.

The LRH Discharge project can help with:

  • Emotional support
  • Budgeting / debt management skills
  • Support to access public transport
  • Support in paying household bills
  • Looking at housing options
  • Help with other agencies e.g. seeking support and attending meetings.
  • Support in accessing community facilities and  activities
  • Direct access to WSC facilities including educational and health trainer activities
  • Advocacy (having someone you trust to communicate your views to others).

For more information on our housing services click here

The Centre offers the opportunity for people who use Mental Health Services in Co Durham to enjoy a quick break in our caravan ... read more
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