Housing support can help you with things like:
Housing support does not include the following:
Health and social care services, like getting washed and dressed, giving medication and meals on wheels.
The supporting people programme can provide support to the following vulnerable groups of people:
To access a service you can either; contact your local district council, contact your local housing advice service or self refer by contacting the service provider directly. You could be referred by a professional person, such as a doctor, social worker, health worker, probation officer.
Support is available either in your own home or in a variety of types of accommodation including:
Where people receive support in their own home, for example, council tenants, private tenants, home owners, this is usually called floating support (as it is not linked to a specific accommodation)
The people providing services are monitored to ensure the services provided are of good quality. Among other measures, providers work to a national set of standards called the Quality Assessment Framework.
To make sure that services achieve those standards, the Supporting People team visit services, speak to staff and clients using the service, and check that the support is in line with the standards.
A leaflet is currently being produced but, for the moment, if you need more information please contact the Supporting People team.
Your needs will be assessed and a support plan drawn up. Help will be available to assist you to meet your needs for as long as you require.
As a general guide;
Some support services are free of charge to clients and others are not:
As there are different services charges for the different kind of support provided, your intended provider should make you fully aware of any charges before you start ot use a service.