St Mungo’s operates two care services, which are both registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). They are registered to provide accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care, adults under 65 years and over 65 years; and adults who have mental health conditions or substance misuse problems.
They are specialist care homes targeted at people who have been homeless, with a case study of the service model found on page 14. The difference between care services and supported housing (including hostels) is that care services are able to carry out regulated activities (as defined under schedule 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 1) including administration of medicines and the delivery of personal care.
The homes do not have a ‘move-on’ expectation and residents are able to stay as long as the service continues to meet their needs.