The Acorn Project team provides homes and individual, specialist support for people with complex mental health needs and attachment difficulties at Maple House in Blaina and Acer House in Brynmawr.
Delivered in partnership with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB), each apartment building consists of five apartments with communal and office spaces for residents and staff.
The long-term support for residents focuses on three stages:
- Initial adjustment support for people to transition from living long-term in a hospital setting to a community setting at Acer House or Maple House
- Support to learn and develop the skills, experience and confidence to thrive independently
- Support to find housing and transition to independent living out in the community.
The Acorn Project is a unique service model delivered by a highly skilled team, with partnership work between United Welsh, ABUHB and residents at the core.
At United Welsh, we fulfil our core purpose of providing high quality homes to people who need them, while reducing the high cost of delayed discharges experienced by the health board. The service will also free up hospital placements that other people need.