What is supported housing?
Supported housing exists to ensure those with support needs can lead a healthy and fulfilling life within their own home and community.
Supported housing services range widely, but they all play a crucial role in providing a safe and secure home with support for people to live independently. This includes:
- providing the support older people need to maintain their independence
- providing emergency refuge and support for victims of domestic violence, helping them to stabilise their lives and engage with other services
- working with homeless people with complex and multiple needs to help them make the transition from life on the street to a settled home, education, training or employment
- supporting people with mental health needs to stabilise their lives, recover and live more independently
- supporting ex-servicemen and women to find a stable home, including support for those with mental health and physical disability needs
- supporting people with learning disabilities in the longer term to maximise their independence and exercise choice and control over their lives.
Supported housing is often provided in partnership with a range of organisations and usually requires higher levels of funding.