What is 'supporting people'?
'Supporting People' is a government initiative which funds housing related support services to enable vulnerable people with a variety of needs to live independently in the community.
Who is it for?
We help people from the age of 18 who without a supporting people service may not be able to live independently in their own home.
What is housing related support?
Housing related support aims to help people obtain and keep accommodation, it covers a wide range of activities.
- Help with maintaining tenancy.
- Developing life skills and preventing isolation.
- Assisting with budgeting.
- Advising on personal and home safety.
- Help with work, training and education.
- Help with assessing and claiming benefit entitlements.
Choices provide support to:
- People with a physical or sensory impairment.
- People with mental health problems.
- Older people with support needs.
- People with learning difficulty.
- People who have a variety of complex needs.
Support is provided to people in their own homes.
The support can be longterm – where it is provided to enable a person to remain independent within their home.
Supporting people does not include health or social care, such as:
- Home Care
- Domestic Tasks
- Personal care, ie bathing.