Sentro Nos Perseverantia (SNP)

Sentro Nos Perseverantia (SNP)

People with psychiatric and/or addiction problems obtain assistance in the form of assisted living. This assistance is directed toward social recovery, so clients can function satisfactorily in the environment of their choice despite temporary or permanent limitations.

This involves working towards the optimal form of independent living with, if possible, a decreased need for professional help. It applies both to the target group who can re-socialise and the target group who strive toward stabilisation leading to the most independent life possible.

To offer this guidance, MHC has access to several houses. MHC rents these houses from housing associations to use them for support. MHC allows the client to stay in a house under the strict condition that they accept assistance. To this end, a resident’s agreement is concluded with the client accompanied by house rules and an individual support plan.

Focus of home care

Assisting the client with a care plan to a housing type that suits the capabilities of the client. In order to reach this goal offering a variety of different housing types is required. The home care provider can support the client in his/her search for a home. The housing types available are:

  • The client’s own house, individual assistance
  • Individual home care in a house rented by MHC
  • Group assisted living
  • Home training
  • Permanent assisted living
  • Clients are assisted methodically in accordance with the 8-phase model. This method incorporates every aspect of living. The exact goals are documented in the care plan and serves as a basis for the care provided and the duration.

The 8 living areas are:

  • Housing
  • Finance
  • Social functioning
  • Psychological functioning
  • Find a purpose
  • Physical functioning
  • Practical functioning
  • Day care

Target groups

We distinguish the following types of clients in home care:

  • Clients who can follow a course to rehabilitate and will require less assistance in time. This group will follow a course to live independently with all the necessary steps in between. It is possible to formulate a clear end goal which is to be completed within a specific time frame. This group of clients if either abstinent or stabilized to such an extent, that the client is able to lead a structured and independent life.
  • Clients who need intensive and long-term care in an ambulant setting (FACT care), or in a sheltered living environment due to their chronic addiction or psychiatric illness, the long-term absence of structures in their life and lack suitable housing.

Treatment program / activities

The client’s own home, individual assistance:
This module can be applied to clients who will live independently after an intensive treatment, but still require after home care. This type of home care can also be used for prevention purposes.
Goal: The care provider supports and coaches the client in his home situation on home skills. Activating assistance and/or supporting assistance.

Individual home care in a house rented by MHC:
This module is applied to clients who are unable to live independently after an intensive treatment due to the absence of a number of home skills, and how they deal with being abstinent of their substance addiction, or due to their psychiatric illness. In this case, the client will always be provided with a house which is rented by MHC for a year.
Goal: Learning home skills, dealing with finance issues in combination with labour in order to live independently.

Group assisted living

Home care in a group is a module used for clients who are unable to live in a house after having followed an intensive treatment due to the lack of a number of home skills and their substance abuse or psychiatric illness. Often they have never lived independently or have failed in doing so. The group dynamics contribute to the process towards independent living.
Goal: The care provider supports/coaches the client on his home goals, home skills, and finances, and supports the client in the daily program in the group and the client’s external daily activities.

Home training:

Home training is a module whereby the client is offered intensive training in learning home sills. During the training, it is decided what which next step would best suit the client. Group aspect present, but the focus lies on an individual approach. Client lives in a room and is free to come and go independently.
Goal: To guide the client to a suitable place (home) in society with a solid basis and the tools for further care to be provided and to start conveying these.

Assisted living:

Protection and assistance during 24 hours in a home situation. The target group consists of clients who are chronically addicted and for whom treatment has no result. They are either homeless or likely to become homeless.
Goal: Offering a safe living environment improving the health of the client, stabilizing the substance use and reducing hindrance/crime.