Issue - decisions

Topping Mill Mental Health Supported Living Scheme

09/11/2023 - Topping Mill Mental Health Supported Living Scheme - Part A

Councillor Tamoor Tariq, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, presented the report which sought approval to commission care and support services for a new mental health supported housing scheme. Members supported the proposal, which made use of old buildings and created decent supported accommodation for those with a mental health diagnosis.




1.    Approved the procurement through a competitive process of a care provider for the provision of mental health support at Topping Mill, Topping Street, Bury BL9 6DR;

2.    Approved the award of a 3-year contract to the successful bidder with the right to extend it for a further period of up to two years at the discretion of the Council, subject to monitoring of performance and satisfactory delivery of the desired outcomes; and

3.    Noted that this will be funded using Bury’s Adult Social Care Community Care budget.


Reasons for the decision:

The recommendations align to the Council’s Housing for Adults with Additional Needs Strategy 2021-2025 and the vision for mental health supported accommodation to:

·         Improve outcomes for people with mental health needs.

·         Enable people to live independently.

·         Reduce the need for out of area residential placements.

·         Enable tenancy sustainment.

·         Support management of long-term health conditions.

·         Create employment for local people.

·         Create value for individuals, communities, and statutory services.

·         Reduce hospital admissions and / or reducing delayed transfers of care (DTOC) where people are fit for discharge but accommodation with appropriate support is the barrier.


Other options considered and rejected: