Supported Housing Services support individuals to live independently in the community with support.
What type of support?
It is the support that helps someone to live independently in their accommodation and includes a variety of help such as:
- Managing debts, budgeting and applying for benefits
- Gaining access to other services and organisations that can provide help and support
- Learning life and social skills
- Finding out about work or college
- Keeping an eye on health and wellbeing
- Alarm systems to enable people to access help in an emergency
- Dealing with other professionals, family and neighbours and advocating on behalf of the service user
Support housing services can help a wide range of adults with a number of issues, including:
- Homeless people needing support
- People with physical, sensory and learning disabilities including people with HIV
- People from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds including gypsies and people from the travelling community
- People with mental health problems
- Older people
- People who misuse drugs or alcohol
- Young people at risk or those leaving care
- People fleeing domestic violence
- Teenage parents
More information on the supported housing services provided by Medway Council’s Homechoice Team can be found on their website.