Benedict Court

Benedict Court in Nottingham supports adult women with long-term mental health needs. We're based in Top Valley, and our female-only team supports vulnerable women with their mental health.

Contact us

To access support from Benedict Court, you will usually need to be referred to us by a social worker. 

Meet the manager

My name is Felicity, and I'm the Assistant Manager at Benedict Court. I'm really proud of our service and the positive impact we have in the city of Nottingham. We help women to achieve their personal goals so that they can regain their independence. Our support takes into account people's individual wishes, respects their beliefs and values, and helps them to overcome difficulties that may have been preventing them from making the improvements they want to see for themselves.

Benedict Court was something of a trailblazing project: Nottingham City Council provided the building for use as supported housing (tenancies are with Nottingham City Homes), while NCHA provides the on-site support. Its success has meant that the Council is now looking at replicating the scheme elsewhere in Nottingham.

How we can help 

Here at Benedict Court we provide long-term supported living accommodation and ongoing support to women with enduring mental health needs. Support can be provided in groups sessions, as well as on a one-to-one basis.

We encourage everyone who lives at Benedict Court to have a say in how our project is run, by taking part in regular group support sessions, activities and tenant update meetings. We value input from our residents, which helps us shape the project and support people in the best way we can. 

At Benedict Court equality and diversity are important to us. We respect, embrace and celebrate our differences, and we work to make sure everyone feels included, respected and valued. 

Everyone at Benedict Court has their own named keyworker, and they work to develop support plans and risk assessments around individual needs. We know that no two people are the same, and that makes a difference when it comes to providing support. We work with our residents to develop support plans that reflect individual needs, beliefs and values, and help women to develop life skills that support their independence, health and well-being.

Every month we carry out health and safety checks to make sure the flats are safe and secure. we've got a communal area where we host activities including coffee and cake afternoon teas, quiz nights, pampering evenings, plus games and crafts. Our monthly newsletter keeps people informed about what's coming up. 

Accommodation

We have five self-contained flats, four of which are on the ground floor (those flats include a private garden space). The flats are furnished and have basic white goods/appliances. There are staff on site every day - residents will be made aware of when they are available. Out of hours, residents also have access to SMaRT, our 24-hour support service. 

We're in a handy location for buses into Nottingham city centre, and out to Arnold and Bulwell. Our nearest shop is only a minute's walk away, and we've also got a big Tesco quite close by. If you walk to Rise park shops, it only takes 10-15 minutes, and you'll find a hairdresser, cafe, pharmacy and small supermarket. We've also got dentists and health centres within walking distance. 

I enjoy living here at Benedict Court because the support team here have helped me improve my cookery skills and try new recipes that I wouldn’t have tried myself. The team  have supported me to find a volunteer role at local cafes that I have enjoyed, enrol on college courses and be a part of local activities such as the gym, craft groups, and community kitchen group. All this has helped my confidence and independence in these areas grow.

PBT
Former resident of Benedict Court