Westbridge is a partnership between Tyne Housing and CNTW Trust which exists to help people who have experienced mental health issues and complex needs. Our aims are to support residents to live more independent lives. We believe that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity and be offered a high-quality service based on their individual needs.
Westbridge itself is a large detached house close to all amenities within North Shields Town Centre and the coastal areas of North Tyneside. Westbridge has communal facilities for fourteen residents including two large lounge areas, a training kitchen, laundry room, main kitchen and shower/bathrooms. All residents have their own bedrooms with washing facilities and six of the bedrooms have ensuite facilities with one being suitable for a person with physical disabilities. Westbridge is an alcohol and drug free house, there is a designated smoking area outdoors.
As a Housing Worker you’ll play a really important role by helping the residents to keep the building and their rooms clean, working with them to develop simple life skills to help them live independently, ensuring they pay their service charges and abide by the house rules, and keep them and Westbridge safe and secure. Some experience of working with vulnerable people may be useful but what’s really important is having empathy, communicating well, and having listening skills. It can be a challenging job but an incredibly rewarding one.