What is Housing Support?
Housing Related Support is a service which assists people to live independently in their own accommodation. We can work with people who have been previously homeless and/or those who are vulnerable, due to mental health issues, physical disabilities, substance misuse issues etc. The aim of this service is to support people to gain the skills and knowledge needed to manage their own home, retain independence and enhance their quality of life.
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Who are these services for?
This service is for anyone over the age of 18 who has a housing related support need. We can work with people regardless of whether they live in a council tenancy, a housing association, a private tenancy or even those who own their own home. The list below shows the types of circumstances where housing related support might be needed:
- A person or household that need help to move into and set up a new home.
- A person or household who are currently in temporary accommodation waiting for permanent housing.
- A person or household already established in their home and they are experiencing difficulties, for example:
- Rent arrears
- Lack of essential furniture or household items
- Little or no income
- Difficulties with budgeting
- Problems with managing household bills
- Inappropriately housed
- Socially isolated
What we can help with?
Support will normally last between 3 to 9 months; the support offered will depend on the present situation of the person or household. Our service will provide a dedicated Housing Support Worker to assist people with all aspects of managing a home: