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Housing related support


There is a range of support services and organisations available in the borough that can assist people to live independently or move on to independent living, this can include people receiving support to:

  • set up and maintain their home
  • manage safety and security of their accommodation
  • maintain their health and wellbeing
  • develop their life skills, such as cooking, cleaning and budgeting skills
  • apply for benefits
  • access other services
  • get advice and advocacy in connection with housing or tenancy matters
  • ensuring your home meets your needs

Who is housing related support for?

There are many different groups of people who may benefit from housing related support, including but not limited to:

  • older people or frail elderly
  • people with mental health problems
  • homeless people
  • women at risk of domestic violence
  • people with substance misuse or alcohol problems
  • offenders
  • young people and teenage parents
  • people with physical or sensory disabilities
  • people with learning disabilities

Most services identify a particular group of people that they work with and specialise their support for them. However, there are other services which provide help in a more general way. You may need to apply for certain services to see if you are eligible.