Housing-Related Support helps people who are struggling to set up or maintain a stable home environment. It is a short-term service which aims to give individuals the skills and confidence to be able to live independently and avoid tenancy problems which can lead to homelessness
A person may need support in their own home, or in supported accommodation, for example a hostel or sheltered housing. The support might be needed for a wide range of reasons, and is tailored to address the issues they are facing, which may include help to:
- set up and maintain your home
- get settled into new accommodation for the first time
- develop skills, such as cooking and cleaning
- sort out rent arrears, debt, budgeting, claiming the right benefits and filling in the relevant forms to maintain a tenancy.
- get advice and advocacy related to housing or tenancy matters
- stay in contact with friends and family
- get into education and training and volunteering
- return to, or find employment.
- manage safety and security at home
- recover from (mental) ill health
- maintain your health and wellbeing
Housing related support does not include personal care, such as help with taking medication, washing or bathing, although if you have care and support needs, a care needs assessment will take into account your housing circumstances.