Grainger House

    Cradley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 6AG
    0121 271 0410

    • Flat / studio
    • Male & female adults (18+)

    Supported Living Sandwell

    Grainger House in the Midlands is a 24/7 supported living service for adults (18+) living with a mental health diagnosis, learning disability brain injury and/or autism.

    Grainger House is located in Cradley Heath, Birmingham. This spacious, modern building contains 17 contemporary studio flats, two communal kitchens, a lounge and an activity area.

    As with all of our services, the people we support benefit from ‘The Northern Healthcare model of supported living’, with 24/7 support onsite and clinical input from our multi-disciplinary team.

    Our team support with daily living tasks such as cooking, appointments, medication and money management. At Merchants House we will help encourage and support individuals to re-learn skills and tackle new ones in a safe and supportive environment. Each day is different, and we take the time to celebrate every step the people we support take on their path to greater independence and mental health recovery no matter how small.

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    Referral Criteria

    • Male & female adults, aged 18+ who are willing to engage in recovery & social inclusion.
    • Can be on section 17 leave or if on forensic MHA section, on extended leave if approved by MOJ.
    • On admission individuals must be stable on their current medication & medically fit.
    • We can support people with a diagnosed mental illness, mild learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder.
    • The service is brought to you in partnership with Encircle Housing Association, referrals are assessed in partnership.

    For any questions regarding Grainger House, or to make a referral enquiry please get in touch.

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    What’s life like at Grainger House?

    All areas of our home are comfortable and friendly, and you have a choice of sociable or quiet communal spaces to relax with each other or welcome family and friends.

    Located close to the centre of Cradley Heath, there is easy access to shops, local amenities, health care services, educational facilities and public transport. There is also a church, hairdressers, gym and several cafés and restaurants nearby. The people we support can find more details of things to do in our “Area Guide”, including local beauty spots, indoor and outdoor activities and more places to go.

    Grainger House has several activities taking place each week, which individuals are more than welcome to get involved with. There is something for everyone to enjoy each day. Activities and events are designed for all interests and abilities and we encourage people to stay active and involved. A few firm favourites are our social cooking evenings and movie nights!

    We encourage everyone to be actively involved in our monthly service meeting, where our team and the people we support come together to share feedback and new ideas.

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    "Since being at Grainger House and having that support I feel like my life has purpose, I am being supported to build up my socialising skills and communication skills, which I feel more confident in and it has given me the chance to make wise and good choices within my life." Grainger House Feedback


    The Team

    Sarah Jakeman
    Sarah Jakeman

    Service Manager

    I am supported by a multi-disciplinary team which includes a Registered Mental Health Nurse, an Occupational Therapist and Support Workers. All individuals are supported 24-hours by our dedicated team.

    Sarah Jakeman

    Our supported living model ensures consistency in the quality of our care

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    People's views and decisions about care were incorporated in their care plans. This helped staff to support people in a way that allowed people to have control over their lives. People told us, "I would recommend this service to other people. Staff help me with [name of activity] and help to keep me focused." (CQC Report 2021)

    Grainger House News & Events

    • Gentleman on top of hill looking at sunset reflecting on his mental health recovery journey

      Supported Living Stories

      “Since being at Grainger House and having that support I feel like my life has purpose.” | Luke’s Story, Grainger House

      Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year. With the help of our residents, we are hoping to break down the misconceptions surrounding mental health, autism and learning disabilities and give people hope that with the right support…

    • cake club

      Life at Grainger House

      Our supported living services are full of activities with a busy calendar of group cooking classes, exercise classes, health and nutrition workshops, 1-2-1 time and occupational therapy to suit everyone’s needs and help our residents to reach their recovery goals.…

    • Resident's Stories: home illuminated by sunlight shining through trees

      Supported Living Stories

      “They are like my second family.” | Ray’s Story Grainger House

      We love to share resident's stories - hearing and reading about lived experiences helps to keep the conversation about mental health open which we believe is very important. Mental health is still surrounded by stigma but keeping the conversations open can…

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      Northern Healthcare Support Worker of the Year 2022 | Jade Gadd

      We took the opportunity to grab a quick chat with our Northern Healthcare Support Worker of the Year 2022 award winner, Jade Gadd from Grainger House, to find out about her experience at Northern Healthcare and how she felt about…

    • Case Study

      Support Story | Luke – Grainger House

      Luke is 29 years old and came to Grainger House in December 2019 following a referral from his Care Coordinator, having previously resided at Reaside Clinic, a medium secure forensic service. Luke lives with severe depressive episodes and psychotic syndromes.

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      Supported Living Stories

      “It gives me and others a safe place, it has become my home.” | Theo’s Story, Grainger House

      With the help of our residents, we are hoping to break down the misconceptions surrounding mental health, autism and learning disabilities. One of our residents from Grainger House, our supported living service in Cradley Heath, Sandwell shares his mental health…

    • Case Study

      Support Story | Theo – Grainger House

      Theo is 51 years old and came to Grainger House in January 2021 following a referral from Dudley Council Mental Health Community Recovery Services. Theo has paranoid schizophrenia, autistic traits and learning disabilities.

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