Penrose Synergy Successfully Retains Floating Support Contract

SIG Penrose has been awarded a five-year Housing Related Floating Support contract by Luton Borough Council (LBC) and successfully retains  a contract awarded in 2017. 

Emmeline Irvine
Emmeline Irvine, Head of Services & Specialist Homelessness and Complex Needs Lead

Penrose first won the Synergy & Mental Health Floating Support Service (MHFS) contract in 2012.  Since then, Penrose has provided an extensive portfolio of services across Luton & Bedfordshire, including supporting mental health needs, people with offending histories and specialist services for women with complex needs. Synergy’s residential services include temporary accommodation for families and people experiencing homelessness and complex needs  and mental health hospital discharge. Community-based projects deliver horticulture skills as part of green prescribing and a  therapy project supporting local community mental health transformation.

Many funders support Penrose, including East London Foundation NHS Trust, Beds & Luton Community Foundation, the PCC, Bedford Borough Council and the National Lottery.

Synergy supports over two hundred people in Luton at any time with Housing Related & Social Care support. It partners with over two hundred and sixty organisations and departments across Luton, including the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioners’ Office. It works alongside and with the support of Luton MPs and the Mayor of Luton.

Emmeline Irvine, SIG Penrose Head of Services & Specialist Homelessness and Complex Needs Lead said: ‘We are thrilled to be able to continue delivering the services and interventions that improve the lives of so many residents of Luton. In the last two years alone, Synergy has supported five thousand six hundred and five people, who have all stated that they now have more choice and control.’

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