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Supported housing / living

What is supported housing?

Supported housing / living is a term applied to a wide range of housing-based solutions. People in supported housing have diverse and sometimes complex needs, requiring different levels of support in various types of accommodation.  

The purpose of supported housing / living is to enable people to live as independently as possible within their community, with a real focus on social inclusion. 

The level of support for day to day living available to tenants can vary depending on each provider and each tenant. Supported housing / living is provided for a wide range of tenants who need support with day to day living including: 

  • physical and learning disabilities
  • mental health needs
  • young people leaving care and those setting up home for the first time
  • people with alcohol and substance misuse problems
  • people fleeing domestic violence
  • homeless people in temporary accommodation
  • people who need support to live independently
  • people over 55 living in sheltered retirement housing or extra care housing.

You may need a Care Act assessment from Adult Social Care to access this accommodation and care, depending on the criteria set out by the Land Lord. You should discuss this with the land lord as part of your application, as you may need support with these applications. To find out more about a Care Act assessment please see our Care Act assessment page.

Last updated: 23/05/2022 09:06