How is support provided?
Housing related support can be provided in a number of ways, to
1) Accommodation-based services
Supported housing provides a stable environment and extra help
for vulnerable people. Residents and support staff are based within
the same building. It is support linked to the building where the
service is delivered: this means the service user has to live at a
certain address to receive the support.
2) Floating support
This is a free service providing housing-related support for
short periods of time (from a few weeks up to 2 years). You
do not have to live in supported housing to get the help and you
could be a tenant, a homeowner or in temporary housing. The term
floating means that the service is temporary and will float away to
someone else who is in need when you no longer need it.
3) Home Improvement Agencies and Handypersons services
These services provide advice support and practical assistance
to vulnerable homeowners or private tenants
who need repairs, improvements or adaptations to their home. They
can help with grant applications, energy advice and security
equipment and other small DIY type jobs around the house.
4) Community alarms
A community alarm is a personal alarm system that provides a
lifeline between vulnerable people and someone they can rely
upon for emergency assistance. The alarm works by connecting you by
your phone to a support centre.