Dennington Park Road
Dennington Park Road (DPR) is a 14-bed specialist mental health project providing accommodation-based support for people with mental health needs in Camden.
Dennington Park Road Service Aims
- Enable men and women with mental ill health to live independently and inclusively in the community
- Provide tailored practical and emotional support for clients to move-on to independent living.
Dennington Park Road Referral Criteria
This service is for:
- People with a connection to Camden, over 18, homeless and single
- Men or women with mental ill health
- People with medium to high support needs
- People whose risk level is low.
Referrals are accepted from designated referral agencies in the Camden Pathway.
All referrals must be submitted using the HPM Universal Pathways Referral form and include a copy of the clients CPA. Referrers are also required to complete Camden’s Universal Risk Assessment.
All referrals will be subject to a comprehensive risk assessment to ensure that the project is able to meet the needs of clients and not to exclude people unnecessarily.
Dennington Park Road Accommodation
The project comprises two large houses on a quiet street close to transport links.
The houses comprise 14 single rooms, arranged over three floors and organised in clusters of two or three. Each cluster has a shared kitchen and bathroom.
The tenure is by licence agreement. Clients will be issued an assured shorthold tenancy within six months – this is subject to clients adhering to the licence agreement and house rules, and still requiring the services of the project.
More about Dennington Park Road
An important focus of DPR is to provide a safe and secure environment, to help clients bring stability to their lives. DPR aims to minimise harm and enable those who are ready to access appropriate treatment services.
Support workers focus on helping clients to develop independent living skills, because this project is essentially at the end of the Camden Pathway. That is, when clients leave the project they will move into their own accommodation.
The frequency of key-work sessions and the depth of support plans are therefore completely tailored to the needs of the client.
The project team comprises two support workers based on-site, managed by the manager of SHP's Arundel Project, who is based at the project on a part-time basis.
The project is staffed between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Out-of-hours management assistance and, if necessary, presence is available through SHP's on-call system.
Clients are issued with a tenure agreement and a set of house rules. These will be explained when prospective clients are interviewed. This includes rules on smoking, which is only permitted in clients’ bedrooms.
The project has a visitors policy which is reviewed regularly. Clients are responsible for their visitors at all times.
The service operates within SHP’s drug policy, which covers the use of all drugs including illegal or controlled drugs.