Information relevant to Supporting People service provider organisations.
The Supporting People programme provides housing-related support to help vulnerable people to live as independently as possible.
Who we help
Supporting People funds housing-related support services which have helped many people who:
- want to avoid losing their home
- need to go to hospital
- access other care services
Supporting People can also help
- young adults
- older people leaving care
- leaving hospital or prison
- to make the successful move to independent living.
People who use Supporting People have been helped to:
- gain and keep their independence
- stay out of hospital or come home earlier
- maximise their income
- take part in social activities and be part of their community (such as education, work, training)
- reduce or stop alcohol or drug use
- stop committing crime
- setting up and maintaining their home
- developing domestic and life skills
- with advice and advocacy in connection with housing or tenancy matters
- with general counselling and emotional support.
Supporting People helps vulnerable people such as:
- People with mental health problems
- Older people with support needs
- Vulnerable young people
- Homeless people or those at risk of eviction.
Anyone over the age of 16 who is:
- Assessed as being in need of housing-related support
- Entitled to a means-tested benefit such as housing benefit or council tax benefit (for services over 2 years)
- Belonging to a vulnerable group