The Supporting People programme aims to improve the quality of life for a range of vulnerable adults and young people in Westminster and enables these residents to achieve improved health, greater independence and control in making life choices.
Supporting People can help with a variety of housing related support services and there are lots of members of society that can benefit from the support. These include;
The programme will only pay for housing related support services that help people to live independently. It does not pay for care services.
The type of support you can expect will depend on your individual circumstances, but the support will focus on promoting or maintaining independence. This support will include;
There are different types of service;
You can get support in lots of different specialist housing schemes. These include sheltered housing for older people hostels for the homeless, supported housing for people living with mental health problems and women’s refuge. There is staff at the accommodation that is provided.
This type of support is available to people in their own homes in Westminster prevent homelessness or to help manage and maintain your tenancy.
The Home Improvement agency provides a service for private tenants and owner occupiers who are older, disabled or living on a low income to improve living conditions, enabling them to remain in their own home.
For help on how to access housing related support services in Westminster, have a look at our directory.
To find out about other ways you can get support to be independent, visit People First’s website.