The Brick is a forward-thinking charity that puts people at the centre of what it does. As part of this, The Brick operates supported accommodation which is co-produced with it’s tenants. We have accommodation sites based both in the Leigh and Wigan area, which are operated with staff who work alongside and with the tenant. The main goal of the support is to work towards further independence but the day-to-day role of the support staff is to remove barriers so people can learn vital skills in maintaining a tenancy and help someone work towards achieving goals and aspirations. At The Brick, when working with someone around accommodation, we ensure that move on offers are to a high standard and somewhere that someone can call home. This is especially true with our supported accommodation and we ensure open and honest dialogue with tenants occurs, so we can ensure our accommodation is to a constant high standard.
Working with tenants from our supported accommodation, we explore and identify areas of interest in relation to skills, hobbies and work interests. Through active listening, we create co-produced plans to produce a meaningful offer of engagement. Tenants engage at The Brick’s skills and training centre, The Brick Works, and have the opportunity to engage in activities throughout the Brick’s many sites within their community. Weekly catch ups ensure the meaningful offer of engagement is regularly reviewed, with the person, to ensure it is still of interest and appropriate. This all contributes to a step towards further housing, community integration, confidence building, financial independence and restoration.