Bradford Respite Intermediate Care Support Service (BRICSS) is a home from hospital scheme for people who are homeless or living in unsuitable accommodation and are being discharged from hospital.
Run in partnership with Bevan Healthcare, the scheme provides short-term, temporary accommodation for people who need support with health and housing after leaving hospital. It helps to reduce ‘bed blocking’ in local hospitals.
A ‘Pathway’ team is based in hospitals to identify clients who may benefit from the care offered by BRICSS.
The 14 units are fully furnished and include laundry facilities.
The service was a finalist in the UK Housing Awards in 2015 in the ‘Meeting Specialist Housing Needs’ category.
BRICSS also won a Community Impact Award in 2015 in the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ category.
The service is staffed 24/7.
Referrals can be made through the Pathways Team, based at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
Write to us
Postal address: 48 Grattan Road, Bradford, BD1 2HS.
Download the BRICCS information leaflet in PDF format – click here.